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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.

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 are women.
You can’t ignore a number this big.

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The largest curated resource of information specific to women’s brain health.

Why gender is a crucial — but overlooked — factor in heart disease

In most European countries, women with myocardial infarction come much later to emergency departments than men. Once in the hospital, they are diagnosed later than men. Diagnosis does not always lead to a positive result,...

Understanding differences in occurrences of mental health disorders

U of T’s Dr. Einstein studies why women have higher incidences of dementia and depression. Dementia is a general term used to describe the impairment of a minimum of two brain functions, including memory...

Possible drawback of Alzheimer’s medication

A UCLA researcher has found that one of the most commonly prescribed medications for Alzheimer’s disease may accelerate the cognitive decline of patients who carry a genetic variation. Sophie Sokolow, an associate professor at...

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?

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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Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

Brain Health is a Women’s Issue

On International Women’s Day, we rightly celebrate the achievements of brilliant scientists and selfless humanitarians, of inspiring artists, world-beating athletes and visionary entrepreneurs. As we cheer those success stories, this...

Engaging Millennial Minds – Get More From Your Glass of Wine

Stay Connected. Wine tasting and appreciation is a great way to connect with friends and family while learning about a topic that’s undeniably entertaining. Did you know that reservatrol, a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory compound found in...

MIND MATTERS – Women, Brain Health & Technology – Recorded Discussion

In conjunction with Canada’s Technology and Aging Network and WBHI partner Age-Well, the first in a series of informative recorded sessions took place featuring 3 expert panelists. Each weighed in on the importance of sex-based research, the impact of cognitive...

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