Brain structure and function differ between men and women, and some evidence suggests that the age-adjusted risk of dementia is higher in women than in men.
Studies have also shown that Parkinson's disease, cognitive decline and mood disorders are more frequent in women who've undergone ovary removal surgery (oophorectomy).
Areas of focus
In the Women's Health Research Center, neurodegenerative disease research is focused on cognitive, motor and emotional decline in women, including:
Center faculty members and collaborators involved in neurodegenerative disease research include:
Collaborative efforts also exist with other investigators in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
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