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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.

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Early signs of Alzheimer’s found in patients as young as 20

The telltale signs of Alzheimer’s can be seen in people as young as 20, research shows. The ‘unprecedented’ finding suggests that the disease starts to eat away at the brain half a century before...

Too Much Shut-Eye May Up Stroke Risk

Getting too little sleep each night has been linked to an increased risk for stroke, but sleeping too much may also raise stroke risk, according to results from two studies. Long sleepers who averaged...

ROBOTIC cats help dementia sufferers

She purrs and meows like any normal cat. But she doesn’t make any mess and her detachable fur can even be put in the washing machine. The JustoCat has been developed by academics 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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Customize your card to support WBHI initiatives.

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Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

WBHI President Lynn Posluns in the News

Though Alzheimer’s affects far more women than men – 72% of patients are female – the medical community continues to treat it as though it’s an equal-opportunity disease. The Women’s Brain Health Initiative is striving to change this. Read the interview.

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...