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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.

Study Finds No Evidence of Personality Change Before Dementia Onset

A new comprehensive study from Florida State University (FSU) finds no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. MCI is an intermediate...

Novel Protein Signals Rapid Hippocampal Atrophy in AD

The presence of TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) in the hippocampus on postmortem examination is associated with increased rates of hippocampal atrophy in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research suggests. This association was greatest...

Is where your body fat deposited important for cognitive health?

Are you an apple or a pear? If you’re not sure, look in the mirror. If the image reflecting back to you shows more roundness around the middle of your body, then...

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.

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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

Designed by world renowned jewelry designer Mark Lash.

We offer several options of the Hope-Knot; jewellery, aromatherapy, handbags & ladies t’s.


Send A Card

Customize your card to support WBHI initiatives.

Whether it’s, In Memory of, Birthday, Anniversaries, Holidays, New Job or life milestones.


Brain Buzz

Women’s Brain Health Initiative on the move.

CIBC presents From Her Lips To Our Ears – The Vanity Fair Diaries Book Launch With Tina Brown

On the evening of Monday November 27th, join us for conversation and cocktails with award-winning journalist, editor and author Tina Brown, and Indigo’s CEO Heather Reisman. Hear from Tina Brown about her eight-year tenure at Vanity...

The Mindful Run

On Thursday September 14th, Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet (YPC) will join up with Lululemon for The Mindful Run, a charity event in support of Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Starting in a peaceful meditation, participants...

Women’s Brain Health Initiative Hails National Dementia Strategy Bill

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) welcomes the passage of Bill C-233, an act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. “Dementia is a looming public health challenge for Canada and we are...

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