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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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High blood pressure onset in late life may protect against dementia

The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association suggest that onset of high blood pressure later in life is associated with lower dementia risk after age 90, especially if...

Ministrokes may contribute to dementia

Evidence overwhelmingly supports a link between cognitive decline and cerebrovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Not only do individuals with cerebrovascular diseases have a much higher incidence of cortical microinfarcts (mini-strokes), but post-mortem...

Caregivers need to be aware of burnout danger

When one is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, chances are they are acutely aware of all of the details of that individual’s care.   They know what medication has...

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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Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

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...

“Transformative” Donation Enables New Research in Dementia

An extraordinary and generous donation to Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) by the Robin and Barry Picov Family Foundation is going to support important new research into a devastating brain disease – frontotemporal dementia (FTD). FTD...

University of Toronto researcher receives The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging

Women today suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men, and an astonishing 70 percent of new Alzheimer’s patients are women. The fact that these conditions affect more women suggests a...

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