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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.

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

Women Who Exercise Regularly Have a Lower Risk of Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association estimated the direct cost to American society of Alzheimer’s and other dementias to be $259 billion in 2017. Because of the increasing number of older individuals being diagnosed, there is an ever-increasing need for ways to treat and lower risk of dementia. A...

Gender Differences Found in Brains of Sleep Apnea Patients

A new brain imaging study reveals structural brain changes in patients with sleep apnea as well as distinct differences between males and females with the condition. Obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder which involves disruption of...

Daytime drowsiness increases risk of Alzheimer’s in the elderly

Poor sleep and the risk of dementia go hand in hand, but no one knew which came first. In what researchers say is the first study of its kind, a study published Monday in the...

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?


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

The more people who are talking about this issue, the more attention it receives.

Bring copies of MIND OVER MATTER® magazine to your book club to discuss the articles.

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.

Gender Gap in Caregiving

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is not an easy task. Caregiving is a long-term endeavour that is mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially demanding, and is a role that...

First Steps to Better Brain Health

It is well established by medical research that walking is good for your physical health. From heart disease and diabetes, to asthma and arthritis, a moderate amount of walking on a regular basis has been...

How the “Western Diet” Affects Your Brain

“You are what you eat” has become such a common refrain that it has nearly lost its potency. However, be careful about disregarding these established words of wisdom. From heart disease and diabetes to obesity...

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