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why did we start
Women’s Brain Health Initiative?

It was frightening to learn that women suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men and an astounding 70% of new Alzheimer’s patients will be women. Yet research still focuses on men. We want to correct this research bias.

The Women’s Brain Health Initiative creates education programs and funds research to combat brain aging diseases that affect women.

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of Alzheimer’s sufferers will be women.

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As the largest resource of information specific to women’s brain health, we hope you find what you are looking for.

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Leaky blood-brain barrier linked to Alzheimer’s

Researchers using contrast-enhanced MRI have identified leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of people with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The results suggest that increased BBB permeability...

How Probiotics in Yogurt Protect Your Brain

Ever since its introduction to the global population, yogurts have been the subject of many scientific studies. The main objective of each investigative study is to unearth the comprehensive range of health benefits that...

Insulin Resistance Linked to Cognitive Decline

Retrospective analyses of patient records have long tended to find an increased risk of incidence of Alzheimer’s disease among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). In more recent years, as rates of T2D have soared, rates...

Insight into the latest research findings to combat brain aging diseases and the tools you need to stay brain healthy longer.

how to get involved

Whether you’re a family member worried about the women in your life, worried about yourself or a corporation who cares, it is easy to get involved.



We educate woman and the scientific community about this issue and fund research for the cause.

Every dollars helps.

Who will you give for?


tell your story

The more people who are talking about this issue, the more attention it receives.

Your story is important.

What is your experience with brain health?



All of your female employees are at risk, and everyone they know is affected.

Your support is important.

Will you help?


host a party

To help raise money we created Party In a Box.

Everything you need to make your next at home party a fund raising success.


Hope-Knot Shop

Designed by world renowned jewelry designer Mark Lash.

We offer several options of the Hope-Knot; jewellery, aromatherapy, handbags & ladies t’s.



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Customize your card to support WBHI initiatives.

Whether it’s, In Memory of, Birthday, Anniversaries, Holidays, New Job or life milestones.



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Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

Women’s Brain Health Initiative Partners with AGE-WELL

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) is proud to form a partnership with AGE-WELL, a national research and innovation network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, caregivers, end-users, and academic partners working together to drive innovation and create technologies and...

JUDITH & CHARLES – Special Spring Shopping Event

Fashion retailer Judith & Charles is hosting a spring shopping event at their Sherway location with 15% of sales donated to Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sherway Gardens Mall | 25 The West...

Making Women’s Grey Matter Matter

Lynn Posluns wants more brain-disease research to focus on females. Soon after Lynn Posluns (BCom 1981, MBA 1983) began volunteering in 2009 for the foundation of Baycrest Health Sciences, a hospital specializing in...

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