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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.

Better thinking
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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 target identified for Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers have found that blocking a key receptor in brain cells could play a major role in diffusing the biological consequences of Alzheimer’s disease. The human body’s use of oxygen to produce energy often results in the...

Complex jobs may protect brain from mental decline

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests. Social workers, lawyers, architects and graphic designers are likely to have longer-lasting memory and thinking skills...

Stressful relationships tied to mental decline

Having close personal relationships in middle age that cause stress, problems or worries, may contribute to a decline in thinking ability in older age, according to a new study. “Any relationship involves both positive and...

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?


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To help raise money we created Party In a Box.

Everything you need to make your next at home party a fund raising success.


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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.