Motherhood, the Brain and Dementia: Changing Hormones Alter Risk

Throughout decades of study, hormone therapy (HT), often but not always the same as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), has been glorified and demonized in turn. The information that doctors receive has come from ongoing studies that seemed to offer over time radically conflicting results. A new study may add more confusion since this study has found that not only does HT given near menopause create changes in a woman’s brain, but motherhood itself creates changes. Read full article on how changing hormones can alter the risk of Alzheimer's: Support a caregiver or jump start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol  Related articles Coping with Criticism from the Loved One You Care For Proper Dementia Diagnosis May Require Referral to Specialist Male Caregivers Need Unique Support                Related StoriesIndividual Attention Important Benefit of Alzheimer's Eating StudyNighttime Snacks Stop Some Alzheimer's Wandering10 Tips to Ease Alzheimer's Sundowning 
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