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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.

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

7 Ways Depression Differs in Men & Women

Gender differences Men and women can experience depression in different ways, and although they also share many common signs and symptoms, a better understanding of the differences may help those with depression, researchers say....

A big Alzheimer’s drug trial could offer real hope

Scientists at Eli Lilly are racing to wrap up a clinical trial on a drug that could be the first major advance in treating Alzheimer’s in more than a decade — or a crushing...

Different brain atrophy patterns may explain variability in Alzheimer’s disease symptoms

Mathematical modeling of the brain scans of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and others at risk for the devastating neurodegenerative disorder has identified specific patterns of brain atrophy that appear to be related to the loss of particular cognitive...

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.

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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?


partners & sponsors

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

Your support is important.

Will you help?



Membership gives you the opportunity to participate in driving the women’s brain health conversation forward.

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Millennial Minds Membership Program

MILLENNIAL MINDS is a dynamic membership program of Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet (YPC) for those under 40 that want to understand what it takes to stay cognitively healthy throughout their lives. With...


Thanks to our new partnership with Brain Canada, we’re thrilled to bring you the latest edition of MIND OVER MATTER, Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s publication advocating healthy living, brain health awareness and improved brain research. Inside you’ll find interviews with...

From Her Lips To Our Ears

Cocktail Reception with Author and Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley Presented by CIBC Hear from Kim first hand about her devastating journey coping with her mother’s dementia and why Kim wrote such a personal account of losing her mother, only to find...

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