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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.

Better thinking
from tips to science

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

Scientist Are Beginning To See Alzheimer’s As A Whole Body Problem

There is still no known cure for this mind wasting disease as scientists still don’t understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but some are starting to see the disease as a whole body problem which manifests in the...

Optimism and Healthy Aging

Mounting evidence indicates specific associations between higher levels of optimism and healthier behaviors, reduced risk of chronic diseases, and lower mortality. Yet, for public health purposes, it is critical to consider how optimism may be related to...

Sleep apnea may be tied to increased Alzheimer’s biomarker in brain

People who stop breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of the toxic protein tau, a biological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, in part of the brain that manages memory, navigation and perception of time. Recent evidence has supported...

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.

Women’s Brain Health Initiative Welcomes Funding for National Dementia Strategy

The national charity Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) believes that the announcement in the Federal Budget of $50 Million in funding for a National Dementia Strategy is a crucial and welcome step in Canada’s response...

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Protecting Ourselves Against Dementia, Heart Disease, and Cancer On Monday April 29th, join us to hear powerful messages from experts on the best ways to guard against disease, unique differences for women, and the control...

The Root To Better Brain Health

Beetroots, commonly known as beets, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines across the globe. While you may not find them on your typical grocery list, beets are packed with essential vitamins, nutrients,...

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