Unit 60 Support with Disabilites

1.1 Explain the correlation between conditions and  
– disability
– gender  
– age  
– ethnicity
– socio-economic status
There are several theories as to what may cause Alzheimer's disease but here is one thing researchers do know for sure: Women are diagnosed with various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's, at greater rates than men. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2011 Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures report shows that 3.4 million of the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s are woman.
Women just live longer. According to Malaz Boustani, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a center scientist with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, "Alzheimer's disease depends so much on time. Men tend to die earlier, and therefore they have less prevalence of Alzheimer's. There is a mortality difference."
On average, a girl born in 2005 is expected to live to age 80, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A boy born that same year is expected to live to age 75. According to present consensus, that is why more women tend to develop Alzheimer's disease. They are merely more vulnerable to the extreme risk factor associated with Alzheimer's: advancing age.
Alzheimer's also seems to have different impacts towards men and women. Here are some ways in which the condition can present itself in male and females;
  * Men with Alzheimer's disease have a tendency to develop more aggression — physical, verbal, and sexual — than women do as the disease progresses. They also tend to wander and carry out socially inappropriate actions more regularly than women diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
  * Women with Alzheimer's disease have a tendency to become more solitary and emotionally unstable. They hoard items more often than men do, refuse help more often, and exhibit laughter or crying at inappropriate moments. They also seem more vulnerable to depression and to...