Alzheimer’s disease seems to affect men and women differently. Men with Alzheimer’s disease tend to develop more aggression which can be physical, verbal, and sexual. They also tend to wander and perform socially inappropriate actions more often than women with the disease. The effects of the disease on men seem to come out in a more physical way.
Women tend to have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s. When women have the disease they often become more reclusive and emotionally unstable. They are more apt to hoard items. They also tend to refuse help and exhibit emotional outbursts at inappropriate moments more often than men do. A woman with Alzheimer’s is more vulnerable to depression and to suffering from delusions than a man.