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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.

An existing drug may prevent foggy ‘old age’ brain

Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown that fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain....

Memories lost to Alzheimer’s may be restored

Offering some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new UCLA study suggests that lost memories can be restored, researchers announced today. For decades, most neuroscientists believed that memories are stored...

For a healthy brain, control blood glucose through diet

Poor dietary choices, being overweight, and being inactive often lead to blood glucose problems. And research suggests that elevated blood glucose levels – in people with or without diabetes – may be...

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?

sponsors

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.

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

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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.

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 nominated performance by Julianne Moore and co-starring Alec Baldwin, Kirstine Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish, STILL...

Women To Watch

WBHI President Lynn Posluns joins host Susan Rocco talking about ways to protect your brain health on Women To Watch Radio. Hear how.

Our grey matter matters

Women may be more susceptible to brain diseases. Ladies, learn how to stay brain healthy for life. Lynn Posluns, President  of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative stopped into the Global Morning Show with Barb Jorritsma who wanted to share her personal...