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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? 

70%

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.

Early Alzheimer’s in parent exacts heavy toll on young adult children

The signs were subtle at first. Then obvious. Then terrifying and heartbreaking all at once. For Julie Karceski, it was when her mother had small memory lapses and became angry if anyone pointed them...

Treating Anxiety May Slow Alzheimer’s Decline

Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) has a long preclinical phase in which pathology develops years or decades before clinical symptoms. In study in JAMA Psychiatry, Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH and colleagues report that depression, anxiety...

Link between brain inflammation & major depression

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30 per cent. The findings, published today in...

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.

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donate

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

Every dollars helps.

Who will you give for?

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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?

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sponsors

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

Your support is important.

Will you help?

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To help raise money we created Party In a Box.

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

 

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Brain Buzz

Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

The Executive Brain – Life Lessons From Smart Women

Join outstanding business leaders who represent the kind of smarts, insights and innovative thinking that the Women’s Brain Health Initiative is dedicating to protecting. Featuring CBC’s Amanda Lang, Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker, Hermes’ Jennifer Carter, TIFF’s Michele Maheux, Chubb’s Ellen...

Still Alice Private Pre-Screening

Be first to see Lisa Genova’s novel STILL ALICE come to life. THURSDAY JANUARY 22 at 7pm. Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto. With a Golden Globe winning performance by Julianne Moore and co-starring Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish, STILL...

Women To Watch

WBHI President Lynn Posluns joins host Susan Rocco talking about ways to protect your brain health on Women To Watch Radio. Hear how.