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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.

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

WHY WOMEN’S CHRONIC PAIN IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY and WAYS TO MANAGE IT

Chronic pain can impact everything from your mood, to your sleep to your social life. “The first things we lose are fun activities and leisure and we end up only doing what we have to do,” says Sarah Sheffe, an occupational therapist at the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute.…

Researchers design proteins that can be utilized to combat Alzheimer’s

A team of researchers, led by NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Mazin Magzoub, has developed small proteins called cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) that prevent the aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. There is a growing interest in the use of proteins to develop treatments because they…

Well Grounded

Beverley Burdeyney is an active 79-year old personal fitness trainer and lifestyle dynamo who does not believe in “quick” fixes, but rather a long-term common sense approach to achieving and maintaining good health. Prevention, she says, is the key word to optimizing one’s health. Beverley has developed an innovative program…

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.

Who will you give for?

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.

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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.

 

Events

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.

Volunteer

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.

CIBC presents ‘From Her Lips to Our Ears’

Join us for conversation and reception with 8-time Juno Award winning Singer-Songwriter & Actress Jann Arden, along with Your Morning Host Anne-Marie Mediwake. Whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with her quick wit or sharing her written word in a boldly honest voice – Jann…

Well Grounded

Beverley Burdeyney is an active 79-year old personal fitness trainer and lifestyle dynamo who does not believe in “quick” fixes, but rather a long-term common sense approach to achieving and maintaining good health. Prevention, she says, is the key word to optimizing one’s health. Beverley has developed an innovative program…

Married to Alzheimer’s

Spouses of those with dementia face drastically altered marriages. When Dr. David Kirkpatrick and his wife, Clair, were told by a neurologist that she had Alzheimer’s disease, she insisted that they watch a film together. It was Away from Her, a 2006 independent drama starring Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent,…

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