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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.

New research uncovers factors that can protect against cognitive decline & dementia

Research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto, finds that certain genes and lifestyle factors can increase resilience against the development of Alzheimer’s disease. These resilience factors may differ between men and women and may...

Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia

“Has the person become agitated, aggressive, irritable, or temperamental?” the questionnaire asks. “Does she/he have unrealistic beliefs about her/his power, wealth or skills?” Or maybe another kind of personality change has happened...

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer’s Genes

Certain gene variants are known to raise a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk....

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.

donate

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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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.

Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health launches Website

The Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health launched its website brainhealthally.org to share the work that it’s undertaking to raise awareness of women’s brain health challenges and significantly expand funding for sex-based brain health research. Women’s Brain Health Initiative is...

Why are Women at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Women are most likely to get Alzheimer’s – of the estimated 747,000 Canadians living with the disease, about 70 percent are women. Shockingly but not surprisingly, little research has focused on the impact of...

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...

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