Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, A+E Networks to Host NYC ‘Brain Health Summit’

Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, A+E Networks to Host NYC ‘Brain Health Summit’
A first-of-its-kind event, “A Women's Health Summit: It Starts With the Brain,” set for today in New York, will focus on women’s brain health and Alzheimer’s disease. The summit is being co-organized by award-winning journalist Maria Shriver, founder of the Women's Alzheimer's Movement, and Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO of A+E Networks. "Now more than ever, we need activists raising their voices on women's issues," Dubuc said about Shriver in a press release. "Maria has become one of the leading voices and advocates on Alzheimer's and women's health, and Lifetime is proud to partner with her to shine a light on these issues that impact millions of women and families all across America." Shriver, whose 2010 article, “The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's,” was the first to report that Alzheimer's disproportionately affects women, received the Alzheimer's Association's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year. Thanks to her contribution, we now know that two-thirds of all Americans with Alzheimer's are women, though the experts are unsure why. "Women in their early 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's as they are breast cancer, but most women are unaware of this increased risk," Shriver said. "By convening a summit on women's brai
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