Dr. Jessica Caldwell is making history in women’s brain health. As the Director of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic, she runs the first-ever women’s Alzheimer’s prevention clinic in the nation, designed to prioritize women’s brain health.
Located within Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, NV, the Women’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Center was ideated by Maria Shriver as a resource for women in Alzheimer’s research and prevention. Currently, it is a three-year pilot funded, in large part, by philanthropy from the Cleveland Clinic and Shriver’s nonprofit, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Dr. Caldwell and her team bring their expertise on the medical, psychological, stress-related and lifestyle impacts on women’s health to better understand women’s brain health challenges.
Today, two-thirds of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease are women, yet many of these cases could be prevented through risk-reduction strategies. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The Women’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Center focuses on best available solutions for women, who are most vulnerable to the hardships of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Caldwell especially hopes to bring services to women of color and low-income patients.