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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.

Care to join us? 


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.

If not, send us an email and we will ask our experts.

Powerful connection between music & memory

If you have an aging parent, you may want to put headphones on the top of your Christmas list by the end of this story. There’s a powerful connection between music and memory. So much so, there’s a...

Gateway to memory is identified

An international team has successfully determined with a level of precision never achieved before the location in the brain where memories are generated. The team was able to pinpoint this location down to specific circuits of the...

3 cups of coffee a day can lower Alzheimer’s risk 20%

As if you weren’t already drinking a lot of coffee, a review of several studies has found drinking three to five cups a day could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 20 percent. The...

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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Brain Buzz

Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

WBHI joins national initiative to ensure women are considered in dementia research

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) is joining a national 5-year research program to enhance scientific understanding of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, with particular emphasis on women. Announced earlier this...

Life Lessons from Smart Women

Highlights reel from The Executive Brain – Life Lessons from Smart Women event in October featuring CBC’s Amanda Lang, RBC’s Janice Fukakusa,  Pink Tartan’s Kimberley Newport-Mimran, CTV’s Wendy Freeman and Google’s Marie-Josee Lamothe. Catch the video and view the pictures.

5 Ways to Prevent Mental Decline

WBHI President shares with Vitafusion 5 lifestyle changes that help protect your brain health. Take control of your mental health. The earlier you start, the greater your chances of staying sharp as you age.