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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? 

70%

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.

New Target to Keep Dementia at Bay

USC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain’s vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other diseases at bay. The finding, in a mouse model of the human brain, focuses on a specific cell called a pericyte and reveals that it plays previously…

Things No One Tells You About Alzheimer’s

Ask anyone what worries them most about getting older, and more than a few people will say losing the ability to remember things is high up on their list. After a lifetime of making memories and forging meaningful relationships, the idea that a disease like Alzheimer’s could swoop in and steal it all away…

Some commonly prescribed medications may increase your risk of dementia

A study out of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom  found that there is a link between dementia and certain classes of anticholinergic drugs. The drugs, particularly antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs, resulted in nearly "50% increased odds of dementia," according to  the study published Monday in the…

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.

My Cup of Tea

Green tea has been widely consumed and appreciated throughout Asia for centuries, and its popularity has been increasing rapidly in the West in recent decades as more and more people discover its potential for boosting physical and mental health. A growing body of research suggests that the consumption of green…

Brain health is a lifelong endeavour, honorary doctorate recipient Lynn Posluns tells graduands

Students graduating from the Faculty of Health, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Lassonde School of Engineering were recognized during York University’s third spring convocation ceremony on June 14. The cohort of newest graduates was given the opportunity to hear from Lynn Posluns, founder and president of Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Posluns was…

Out of Season

Seasonal rhythms are known to affect several aspects of human behaviour and physiology. For example, moods fluctuate throughout the year in individuals with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and seasonality seems to impact timing of onset in schizophrenia and brain responses to cognitive tasks, as seen with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)…

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