Pauline Maki, professor of psychiatry and psychology and CRWG senior director of research, had a recent article in the journal Neurology that has attracted media attention. The study found that because women out perform men in verbal memory tests–a primary method used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, women’s treatments for Alzheimer’s may be delayed. The results suggest the need for better screening methods that are equally sensitive to men and women.
The lead author of the article, Erin Sundermann, previously received the Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award.
The study was reported on CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/16/health/women-alzheimers-memory-loss/