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Sharon Stone Speaks Out About the Importance of Women’s Brain Health

Sharon Stone, Rumer Willis, Andie MacDowell and Jane Seymour all gathered at the Eric Buterbaugh Gallery on Wednesday night for an event to discuss Women’s Brain Health Initiative, a charitable organization dedicated to...

Taboo topics hit centre stage at women’s health event

Some taboo topics will be front and centre next week during a health event for women. Kim Vopni, a.k.a. “The Vagina Coach,” who teaches women how to strengthen their pelvic floor through her online programs and Port...

My Cup of Tea

Green tea has been widely consumed and appreciated throughout Asia for centuries, and its popularity has been increasing rapidly in the West in recent decades as more and more people discover its potential for boosting...

Brain health is a lifelong endeavour, honorary doctorate recipient Lynn Posluns tells graduands

Students graduating from the Faculty of Health, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Lassonde School of Engineering were recognized during York University’s third spring convocation ceremony on June 14. The cohort of newest graduates was given the opportunity...

Out of Season

Seasonal rhythms are known to affect several aspects of human behaviour and physiology. For example, moods fluctuate throughout the year in individuals with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and seasonality seems to impact timing of onset...

When Push Comes to Shove

Dementia is commonly associated with cognitive impairment, particularly memory decline. However, dementia not only affects an individual’s ability to think and remember, it also causes changes in personality, emotions, and behaviour. These non-cognitive changes are...

On Target – New Focuses for a Potential Alzheimer’s Cure

Over the last three decades, scientists have focused primarily on two targets to eradicate Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – amyloid and tau. “Alzheimer’s is characterized by deposits of amyloid – essentially the grouping of abnormal proteins...

Mind the Gap

Approximately two-thirds of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are women. However, research into sex and gender differences in AD is astonishingly limited. Because the greatest risk factor for dementia is age, the discrepancy between...

Dazed & Confused

It is common for women to experience cognitive difficulties, sometimes referred to as “brain fog,” as they go through the menopause transition. They might be forgetful, or have trouble concentrating or thinking clearly. In one...

Past the Call of Duty

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression have been associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, either each on its own or in combination with one another. This is of particular...

The Germ of an Idea

The idea that infectious agents (such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi) may play a role in dementia is not new. Alois Alzheimer – the man who first described a “peculiar disease” in 1906 that would later become known as Alzheimer’s disease – first proposed that infection might be involved in the disease process. Over the years, various researchers have uncovered findings that support potential links between different infectious agents and neurological disorders.

Half Full

Are you a glass half-empty or glass half-full kind of person? Your answer to this question – which reflects your tendency to be either an optimist (half full) or a pessimist (half empty) – not...

In the Palm of Your Hand

risk genes and deterministic genes. Risk genes increase the likelihood of developing the disease, but do not guarantee that...

Under Pressure; Millennials – The Most Stressed Demographic

It was a delicious antidote to a brutally cold winter night in downtown Toronto. A roomful of millennials (those born between the years 1984 and 2000) gathered to hear about fine food and healthy eating...

Hot & Bothered

At midlife – roughly mid-forties to mid- sixties – many women juggle responsibilities at work (during the peak years of their careers) and at home (sometimes caring for both children and aging parents). At the...

MIND OVER MATTER 8

Thanks to the ongoing support of Brain Canada, Margaret Nightingale, Sylvia Soyka and William Moir, WBHI’s newest edition of MIND OVER MATTER has just been published. Loaded with interesting science-based articles, MIND OVER MATTER brings you the latest...

Women’s Brain Health Initiative Welcomes Funding for National Dementia Strategy

The national charity Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) believes that the announcement in the Federal Budget of $50 Million in funding for a National Dementia Strategy is a crucial and welcome step in Canada’s response...

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Protecting Ourselves Against Dementia, Heart Disease, and Cancer On Monday April 29th, join us to hear powerful messages from experts on the best ways to guard against disease, unique differences for women, and the control...

The Root To Better Brain Health

Beetroots, commonly known as beets, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines across the globe. While you may not find them on your typical grocery list, beets are packed with essential vitamins, nutrients,...

Sugar & Spice And What’s Not Nice For Your Brain

Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and overall wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals to live, grow, and function properly. Sugar and salt are present...

Creativity – Therapy for the Mind

Creativity is a broad concept that is often characterized by the ability to perceive the world in novel ways, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate innovative and useful solutions. While creativity was...

The Effects of Hormones on Brain Health

Hormones are regulatory substances produced by various glands (such as the thyroid, pituitary, ovaries, and adrenal) that stimulate specific cells in the body. They are carried by the blood to different parts of the body...

The First Time I Knew There was a Problem

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now the most-feared disease in many western nations, surpassing cancer, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Awareness of dementia is higher than ever before, with individuals across the globe searching for signs...

Too Young to Fade

Dementia is commonly thought of as a disease that affects older adults. While those aged 65 and over certainly do make up the vast majority of individuals with dementia, there is also a growing number...

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