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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.

Care to join us? 


of Alzheimer’s sufferers are women.
You can’t ignore a number this big.

Better thinking
from tips to science

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

Should Scores on Mild Cognitive Impairment Tests be Adjusted for Sex?

Study Finds More Women, Fewer Men Diagnosed when Sex-specific Scoring Used  Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change who gets diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 20 percent, with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed, according to a study published in the October 9, 2019, online…

Walking Speed at Early Ages Tied to Cognitive Health

Gait speed at age 45 was a marker of cognitive and physical aging, a longitudinal cohort study showed. Slow gait at age 45 was tied to accelerated biological aging across multiple organ systems and reduced brain volume and cortical thickness, according to Line J.H. Rasmussen, PhD, of Duke University…

Young Adults’ Income Slump May Hike Risk of Middle-Aged Cognitive Issues

A new study suggests that experiencing an annual income drop of 25 percent or more during young adulthood may increase the risk of developing thinking problems and reduced brain health in middle age. “Income volatility is at a record level since the early 1980s and there is growing…

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?


Membership gives you the opportunity to participate in driving the women’s brain health conversation forward.

Will you join us?

partners & sponsors

All of your female employees are at risk, and everyone they know is affected.

Your support is important.

Will you help?

Book Club
or Social Group

Bring copies of MIND OVER MATTER® magazine to your book club or social group to discuss the articles and learn the best ways to protect your cognitive vitality.

Hope-Knot Shop

A beautiful reflection of the brain, both strong and delicate, designed by Mark Lash.

We offer several options; jewelry, scarves, journals, handbags & tee’s.
Will you forget? We Hope-Knot.



Join us for interesting events and experiences.

Young or old, socialize and network with like-minded people, and discover the best ways to stay cognitively resilient.


Millennial Minds®

Under 40 and want to understand what it takes to stay cognitively healthy throughout your life?

You’re never too young to prevent your own cognitive decline.

Memory Morsels®

Healthy eating is connected to healthy brains.

Memory Morsels® gives you great tasting recipes and tips to help keep your brain functioning the way you want.


Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, meet new people, and feel good about helping others.

Interested in helping us out?

Brain Buzz

Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

Year of the Mind

On October 10th, World Mental Health Day 2019, hear a 360-degree perspective on how to achieve and maintain good mental health. Year of the Mind is a one-of-a-kind event focused on mental wealth, built for hard-working Canadians and the companies who care about them. Hear inspiring expert speakers who will…

CIBC Presents ‘From Her Lips To Our Ears’

Join us for conversation and cocktails with Kim Campbell, wife of Country Music Legend Glen Campbell in discussion with Fashion Entrepreneur and Media Personality Jeanne Beker. Kim shares her story about the challenges faced by people living with Alzheimer's disease and their families, and the role music played in their…

RBC Presents Engaging Millennial Minds – Move & Meditate to Mellow Out

On Wednesday September 25th, join us for the final event in Series 3 of Engaging Millennial Minds // Move & Meditate to Mellow Out. Your brain benefits from exercise that goes beyond disease prevention. Exercise improves blood flow and oxygen to protect your brain cells and also…

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