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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.

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

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

Why do more women develop Alzheimer’s disease than men?

According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, 72% of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Is that because of their biological sex at birth? Does it have to do with the fact that...

How to Be Your Own Medical Advocate

When the average person goes to the doctor, shows up at the ER, or enters the hospital, the possibility of controlling what happens next is minimal. We put ourselves...

Further evidence shows education reduces risk of Alzheimer’s

New research from Cambridge University, supported by European Union funding, has added weight to the theory that education protects against Alzheimer’s disease. The study, just published in the ‘British Medical Journal’, confirms there is a link between education 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?


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

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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

The more people who are talking about this issue, the more attention it receives.

Bring copies of MIND OVER MATTER® magazine to your book club to discuss the articles.

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.


Brain Buzz

Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

RBC Presents Engaging Millennial Minds – Traumatic Brain Injury

On Wednesday January 31st, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet for Engaging Millennial Minds – Traumatic Brain Injury – Know It When It Happens. Research is increasingly showing that a blow to the...

RBC Presents Engaging Millennial Minds – Heart Health & Brain Health

On Wednesday December 6th, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet for Engaging Millennial Minds – Heart Health & Brain Health – More Connected Than You Think. What helps your heart can help your...

Women Being Heard

Sharon Stone has given stunning performances in her movie career, but none so memorable as the real-life story that she told in front of a rapt audience at the Gagosian gallery in Beverly...

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