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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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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.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE – There are Differences for Women

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that it involves progressive loss of the structure or function of neurons (cells that transmit nerve impulses). It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s...

Can Colouring or Playing Sudoku Really Boost Your Brain Power?

No one wants to face the fact that as we age, our brains diminish. We forget things we once easily remembered. We lose our concentration during a conversation. So when we heard that coloring...

The Many Causes of Memory Loss (That Aren’t Alzheimer’s)

It is understandable to worry when you experience bouts of forgetfulness. With an aging population, Alzheimer’s disease has become increasingly prevalent and a growing concern for the general public. Before hitting the panic button, however,...

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.

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Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.


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...


Thanks to the ongoing support of Brain Canada, WBHI’s newest edition of MIND OVER MATTER has just been published. Loaded with interesting science-based articles, MIND OVER MATTER brings you the latest research findings and highlights the...

Postdoctoral Award in Women’s Brain Health, Technology, & Aging

Together with its partner AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network, Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) is co-funding a Post-Doctoral award in women’s brain health, technology and aging. The award is intended to enhance existing funding to...

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