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MORE Discovering why more women are
affected by brain disorders than men.
Introducing Dr. Gillian Einstein, recipient of The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging, University of Toronto Discovering why more
women are affected by
braindisorders than men.
STAND AHEAD™ CHALLENGE MORE WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH DAY STAND AHEAD™ CHALLENGE Healthy eating is connected
to healthy brains.
MORE Memory Morsels® gives you delicious, brain healthy recipes,
brain health tips (our morsels) and great information to help
keep your brain functioning the way you want.
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Health Initiative by jeweler Mark Lash, to remind
us how connected every aspect of our lives is to
our ability for cognitive thought.

Support the Initiative. Wear a Hope-Knot.
WILL YOU FORGET? WE HOPE-KNOT.
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Mind Over Matter® MORE Women's Brain Health Initiative’s compelling
magazine, bringing you insight into the latest
research findings to combat brain aging diseases
and what you need to stay brain health longer.
Women's Brain Health Initiative’s
compelling magazine, bringing you
insight into the latest research
findings to combat brain aging
diseases and what you need to stay
brain health longer.
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OUR STORY

 

Many disorders associated with brain aging inexplicably affect women, and there has been a lack of research to understand why. Taking sex (biological factors) and gender (social influences) into account is necessary for equality in health and precision medicine.

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI)  is a Canadian and U.S. charitable foundation established in 2012 and is solely dedicated to protecting the brain health of women.

WBHI helps protect women’s brain health by focusing its resources on research to combat brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women, and by creating compelling preventative health programs, grounded in science, so there is a greater understanding of the best ways to prolong our cognitive vitality.

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70%

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.

Quarantine Shines a Light on the Health Effects of Loneliness & Social Isolation

As a cognitive neuroscientist and clinical neuropsychologist, I have been yammering away for years about the detrimental effects of loneliness and social isolation on brain health and overall health. Loneliness and social isolation have long been of interest to a small, niche group of social scientists. Loneliness has recently begun to gain traction in…

Exercise Builds Brain Health

Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits? New UT Southwestern research that mapped brain changes after one year of aerobic workouts has uncovered a potentially critical process -…

Thinning Retinas Offer A Clue To Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The earlier we can diagnose Alzheimer’s, the better. This is why scientists are putting so much focus on the human eye. While the exact link between the eye and Alzheimer’s disease is still occluded, scientists know that eye tests could hold the key to fast and affordable screening. But they eye…

MIND OVER MATTER® INSIGHT INTO THE LATEST RESEARCH
FINDINGS TO COMBAT BRAIN AGING
DISEASES AND THE TOOLS YOU NEED
TO STAY BRAIN HEALTHY LONGER.
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Sex and Gender and Pandemics

A crisis has a way of highlighting problems that garner too little attention in more normal times. The pandemic has laid bare a vast array of social challenges, everything from the state of long-term care to the plight of precarious workers to the effectiveness of public health policy. In the Covid-19 saga,…

Bear It In Mind – LIFELONG IMPACTS OF PREGNANCY ON A WOMAN’S BRAIN

Women are disproportionately affected by many brain disorders. For example, it is estimated that almost 70% of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Women’s Brain Health Initiative and the Brain Canada Foundation have been advocating for the inclusion of women in research studies to help determine what is behind…

THROUGH THE WEEDS

Use of cannabis by young people up to 25 years of age is discouraged because it can have detrimental effects on their developing brains. But, what is the impact of using cannabis for adults, particularly older adults? This is an important question because more and more older adults are using…

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