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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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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.

Women with Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s More Likely than Men to Develop It Between Age 65 and 75

White women whose genes put them at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease are more likely than white men with similar risk genes to be diagnosed between the ages of 65 and 75, a study drawing on...

Stopping Alzheimer’s Years Before It Starts

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States—Alzheimer’s disease—with a new study that intervenes decades before the disease develops. The school is...

AI COULD HELP DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE A DECADE EARLIER THAN DOCTORS CAN

A devastating chronic neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently affects around 5.5 million people in the United States alone. Causing progressive mental deterioration, it ultimately advances to impact basic bodily functions such as walking 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.

donate

We educate woman and the scientific community about this issue and fund research for the cause.

Every dollars helps.

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membership

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.

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Designed by world renowned jewelry designer Mark Lash.

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

 

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Customize your card to support WBHI initiatives.

Whether it’s, In Memory of, Birthday, Anniversaries, Holidays, New Job or life milestones.

 

Brain Buzz

Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

The Mindful Run

On Thursday September 14th, Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet (YPC) will join up with Lululemon for The Mindful Run, a charity event in support of Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Starting in a peaceful meditation, participants...

Women’s Brain Health Initiative Hails National Dementia Strategy Bill

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) welcomes the passage of Bill C-233, an act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. “Dementia is a looming public health challenge for Canada and we are...

GIVE MOM THE GIFT OF BRAIN HEALTH

The second Sunday in May is boom time for purveyors of flowers, chocolates and greeting cards. I believe our Mothers richly deserve all the bouquets, treats and treacly notes they get, even if the...

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