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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.

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

Repurposed drugs may combat Alzheimer’s

Scientists at Cambridge University have helped discover that two “repurposed” drugs can reduce brain shrinkage caused by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Both medicines, one a licensed antidepressant and the other an anti-cancer compound,...

Too Much Sugar Linked To Reduced Memory, Brain Volume

The sugar-brain connection isn’t just a theory anymore. There’s some fairly convincing and reproducible evidence that too much sugar in the diet is linked to cognitive and brain deficits. Two new papers, both deriving...

Mental Fitness In Early Life Makes Aging Brain Healthier, More Resilient

Stimulating the brain while young, through leadership roles at work and other opportunities, may help people stay mentally healthy when they’re older, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Exeter studied how experiences...

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?

tell your story

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

Your story is important.

What is your experience with brain health?

partners & sponsors

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

Your support is important.

Will you help?


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

Will you join us?

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We offer several options of the Hope-Knot; jewellery, aromatherapy, handbags & ladies t’s.


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Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

Cutting Through the Haze – A Frank Talk about Cannabis in Canada

It was the kind of conversation that would have been unimaginable only five years ago. On the 16th floor of a gleaming office tower in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, in a meeting...

UP IN SMOKE – Marijuana -The Good, The Bad & The Uncertain

Join Women’s Brain Health Initiative for an enlightening panel discussion on the implications of legalizing marijuana, and listen to the experts describe the medical, legal, investor, political and business perspectives. WITH EMCEE Will Stewart Managing Principal at Navigator...

Brain Health is a Women’s Issue

On International Women’s Day, we rightly celebrate the achievements of brilliant scientists and selfless humanitarians, of inspiring artists, world-beating athletes and visionary entrepreneurs. As we cheer those success stories, this...

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