Exploring the Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Lisa Mosconi’s grandmother had two sisters and a brother. All three sisters died of Alzheimer’s. Their brother was spared. Why?

Deborah Copaken
May 30, 2019 · 37 min read
Dr. Lisa Mosconi, PhD, Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College shows how the brain scans of pre-menopausal women differ from those of women in menopause. Photo: Deborah Copaken

It started with an artichoke. Or rather, it started with my inability to recall the word artichoke, even though I was holding one in my hand. “What did you…