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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.

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

Blood Pressure Around Age 40 Tied to Brain Size at Age 70

Higher and rising blood pressure in early middle age was associated with brain volume and white matter brain lesions later in life, a longitudinal study in Britain showed. High blood pressure (≥140/90 mm Hg) and large increases in blood pressure from ages 36 to 53 were tied to smaller…

Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer's disease, beta-amyloid…

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Prevent Brain Damage Later in Life

The health of your heart affects the health of your brain. That’s the emerging consensus from research into how controlling blood pressure may affect brain health later in life. The latest study in this growing body of research came out this week. The researchers used MRI scans to check study participants’ brains for “white matter…

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.

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…

Sharon Stone Speaks Out About the Importance of Women’s Brain Health

Sharon Stone, Rumer Willis, Andie MacDowell and Jane Seymour all gathered at the Eric Buterbaugh Gallery on Wednesday night for an event to discuss Women’s Brain Health Initiative, a charitable organization dedicated to research and discovering treatments for women’s brain health disorders. Willis spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about why…

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