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Many disorders associated with brain aging inexplicably affect women, and there has been a lack of research to understand why. Taking sex (biological factors) and gender (social influences) into account is necessary for equality in health and precision medicine.

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI)  is a Canadian and U.S. charitable foundation established in 2012 and is solely dedicated to protecting the brain health of women.

WBHI helps protect women’s brain health by focusing its resources on research to combat brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women, and by creating compelling preventative health programs, grounded in science, so there is a greater understanding of the best ways to prolong our cognitive vitality.

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70%

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.

Ray of Hope

It has long been known that vitamin D – often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” – is one of the most essential vitamins for our overall health because it regulates calcium in the body and maintains the integrity of bones. Over the past decade, though, our understanding of this…

Here’s the Rub – Health Benefits of Saunas, Aromatherapy, & Massages

SWEAT IT OUT Sauna bathing, a form of passive heat therapy, is a traditional activity in Finland that is primarily used for relaxation purposes and is becoming increasingly common in many other populations. The typical Finnish sauna is characterized by dry air and relatively high temperature. The recommended temperature for…

In the Same Breath

Has anyone ever suggested that you take a deep breath to help you relax when you are feeling anxious or stressed? That advice has roots in the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings. Breathing – that is, observing or modifying the breath in some way – is an important part of…

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

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

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.

 

Events

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.

Volunteer

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.

Ray of Hope

It has long been known that vitamin D – often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” – is one of the most essential vitamins for our overall health because it regulates calcium in the body and maintains the integrity of bones. Over the past decade, though, our understanding of this…

Here’s the Rub – Health Benefits of Saunas, Aromatherapy, & Massages

SWEAT IT OUT Sauna bathing, a form of passive heat therapy, is a traditional activity in Finland that is primarily used for relaxation purposes and is becoming increasingly common in many other populations. The typical Finnish sauna is characterized by dry air and relatively high temperature. The recommended temperature for…

In the Same Breath

Has anyone ever suggested that you take a deep breath to help you relax when you are feeling anxious or stressed? That advice has roots in the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings. Breathing – that is, observing or modifying the breath in some way – is an important part of…

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