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Mind Matters – Women, Technology, & Staying Independent

Maintaining our dignity, independence, and safety is key to maintaining good quality of life as we age. On Tuesday December 11, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative and AGE-WELL and two expert panelists address how technology can support independent...

RBC PRESENTS ENGAGING MILLENNIAL MINDS – PEACE OF MIND

On Thursday November 22, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet for the first event in Series 3 of Engaging Millennial Minds // Peace of Mind. Statistics show that millennials may be the most...

MIND MATTERS – Women, Technology & Diabetes

Diabetes dramatically increases your chances of suffering from cardiovascular and renal disease, depression, and even limb amputations. It can reduce your lifespan between 5-15 years and is more common among those 64 and older. Diabetes...

MIND OVER MATTER 7

Thanks to the ongoing support of Brain Canada, 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 research findings and highlights the best ways to...

MIND MATTERS – WOMEN, TECHNOLOGY & MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health is as important as physical health, yet almost 50% of those suffering from depression or anxiety will not seek medical support, in part, due to stigma. On Tuesday October 23, join Women’s Brain...

An Oscar Winner’s Tribute to a Remarkable Parent

Marcia Gay Harden has played many memorable women in her remarkable career, winning acclaim on Broadway, TV and in the movies and picking up an Academy Award along the way. But no woman...

An Evening With Tom Ford

Tom Ford is generously hosting an exclusive customer appreciation event at his Madison Avenue flagship location in NYC the evening of October 30, 2018. A percentage of proceeds from sales support the research and education...

MIND MATTERS – Women, Technology & Caregiving

In 2012, almost one-third of the Canadian population provided care to family members or friends with long-term health conditions, primarily those linked to aging/frailty and forms of dementia. This number will only increase, placing more and...

CIBC Presents ‘From Her Lips to Our Ears’

Join us for conversation and cocktails with Author and Academy Award-winning Actress Marcia Gay Harden in discussion with Fashion Entrepreneur and Media Personality Jeanne Beker. Marcia will be launching her book The Seasons of My Mother...

RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT-U.S. JOINS WOMEN’S BRAIN HEALTH INITIATIVE IN FIGHT AGAINST DEMENTIA

Women’s Brain Health Initiative is pleased to announce that RBC Wealth Management—U.S. will serve as the signature sponsor of its annual dinner held this year in Chicago on July 23. The evening offers global leaders, dignitaries and guests the opportunity...

The Bully Pulpit for Women’s Brain Health

Scientific research projects typically take several years from concept to published paper, but Dr. Gillian Einstein sounds like a woman in a hurry. Appointed barely a year ago to the world’s first research chair devoted...

New Canadian Dementia Research Investigates the Sex-Gender Divide

It is a devastating omission that may have undercut years of work by brilliant researchers from around the world. Millions of dollars and countless hours have been spent investigating dementia. But in the view of...

Brain Fog – Can Chemotherapy Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease?

Cancer and its treatments can cause a variety of side effects, some of which individuals can recover from quickly, while others persist long after treatment has ended. Approximately 70% of cancer patients report experiencing cognitive impairment...

MIND MATTERS – Women, Technology & Pain Event

Imagine that you were in intense pain and you were unable to ask for help or that no one believed you when you did. Almost 1 in 5 Canadian sufferers from chronic pain and associated...

Dementia – A Growing Health Concern for Indigenous People

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are a growing health concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Rates of ADRD are on the rise in Indigenous communities, and are higher among Indigenous individuals than non- Indigenous...

Diagnosis vs. Response – The Emotional Balancing Act of Alzheimer’s Disease

You have marked dates in your calendar, left yourself multiple lists all over your home, set reminders on your cellphone, but sometimes these actions are still not enough, and you are not the only one...

MIND OVER MATTER 6

Thanks to the ongoing support of Brain Canada, 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 research findings and highlights the best ways to...

Raising The Bar

As we pass our 5th year anniversary, we hope that you’ll join us in celebrating what we have accomplished for advancing women’s brain health, help us honour those catalysts that have been instrumental in our...

MIND MATTERS – WOMEN, TECHNOLOGY & HEART HEALTH EVENT

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Canada. The risk of heart disease, specifically, increases as we age and this is especially true for women over 55. On April 24 join Women’s Brain...

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...

RBC Presents Engaging Millennial Minds – Stress At Work

On Tuesday March 27, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet for Engaging Millennial Minds – Stress At Work – Learning To Leave It Behind. Everyone who has ever held a job has, at...

RBC Presents Engaging Millennial Minds – Traumatic Brain Injury

On Wednesday January 31st, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet for Engaging Millennial Minds – Traumatic Brain Injury – Know It When It Happens. Research is increasingly showing that a blow to the...

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