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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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Gender Disparity In Brain Health & The Alzheimer’s Epidemic

All over the world, women's equality, which has come so far since the days of American suffragettes and Women's Lib, is being re-evaluated in real time. Between #MeToo on the one hand and "lean in" on the other, between the increasing demand on women to contribute equally to the workforce and…

Mind What You Eat

MIND OVER MATTER interviews celebrity chef Michael Bonacini on what he does to stay healthy. Q - When did you start to get serious about your health? A - This happened to me five or six years ago. I felt sluggish, so I made a concerted effort to lose weight. I…

Tau Shows Promise as Achilles’ Heel for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease has long been characterized primarily by the buildup of two proteins in the brain - beta-amyloid and tau. Decades of focus on beta-amyloid has failed to significantly help patients. So researchers are turning more attention to the second member of the duo. “Amyloid hasn’t been as successful…

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.

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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.

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Book Club
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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.

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Mind What You Eat

MIND OVER MATTER interviews celebrity chef Michael Bonacini on what he does to stay healthy. Q - When did you start to get serious about your health? A - This happened to me five or six years ago. I felt sluggish, so I made a concerted effort to lose weight. I…

Maternal Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Advanced age is the most significant risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and having a parent with the disease is the second. It is estimated that individuals with a first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have a four- to ten-fold higher risk of developing AD than individuals who have no…

Her Grey Matter Matters

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects more women than men, and not just because women tend to live longer. Almost 70% of Canadians and Americans living with the disease are women. What is unique about women that makes their brains more vulnerable to AD? Dr. Lisa Mosconi, Director of the Women’s Brain…

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