Welcome to the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic

Alzheimer’s Prevention for Women.

We help women reduce their risks for Alzheimer’s disease.

Who are we and What do we do?

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic is a one of a kind center in Las Vegas that offers the nation’s first women-specific center for Alzheimer’s disease prevention, research, and caregiving support.

We offer women a comprehensive online, lab-based, and in-person assessment of Alzheimer’s risk, and personalized lifestyle recommendations from a medical doctor and a psychologist with advanced training in Alzheimer’s disease.

We also offer optional diet and exercise classes, designed to support life change and make it sustainable in the real world.

Prevention

Did you know that up to 1/3 of Alzheimer’s disease cases are preventable by lifestyle modifications including diet and exercise? While we cannot prevent 100% of Alzheimer’s disease cases, our center aims to help women learn about and modify risks that they can change.

Why Women?

Alzheimer’s disease disproportionately impacts women, with 2/3 of currently diagnosed individuals and 60% of Alzheimer’s disease caregivers being women. Although Alzheimer’s affects women of all races and ethnicities, women who are Black and women who are Hispanic are at particularly increased risk. Women live longer than men, on average, and this plays a role in this health disparity, but does not completely explain it.

Women experience some risks for Alzheimer’s disease that men don’t—like menopause. Women also have greater rates of some risks, like depression and low activity levels. In addition, some risks impact women more than men—like having a copy of the APOE-4 allele and having diabetes.

We also know that women are not always heard in medical settings, and that women in their 30s to 50s—the age at which science tells us to implement prevention strategies—are pressed for time due to family and career obligations. At our center, women are the focus. We appreciate your needs and concerns, and are ready to listen and help. We are in this fight together.

Alzheimer’s Prevention for Women is Our Mission

We help women reduce their risks for Alzheimer’s disease