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Through the Weeds

Join us Tues. Sept. 29th for an enlightening livestream panel discussion on the highs and lows of cannabis to our health and wellbeing. Featuring Guest Speakers DR. MARNI BROOKS, Family Doctor, Chair of Medical Cannabis...

SEX & GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION RESEARCH

When she was a graduate student some decades ago, Dr. Margaret Fahnestock was told that scientific research involving female subjects was challenging. The rationale was that a woman’s hormonal cycle would ruin or interfere with...

Brain Canada Announces New President and CEO

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Viviane Poupon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Brain Canada, a partner of Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Dr. Poupon was previously Director...

DO BRAIN GAMES KEEP YOUR MIND SHARP AS YOU AGE?

Challenging your brain with games and puzzles (e.g. crosswords, Sudoku, chess, and computer brain-training games) is commonly believed to help maintain or improve brain health. In a 2015 survey of Americans aged 40 and older,...

2020 Stand Ahead™ Challenge Contest

This year marks the 2nd annual Women’s Brain Health Day. And YOU have the chance to play an exciting role. In 2019, Women’s Brain Health Initiative challenged you to do a headstand to stand up...

Forever in our hearts

It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of our Founding Board Member and dear friend Ken Aber, a beautiful soul, full of love, creativity, and generosity. Ken’s commitment to his craft was...

Getting Stroke Survivors Moving

Worldwide, one out of every six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. Thankfully, a large number of those individuals will survive the stroke, but many of those survivors will experience long-term disability. In...

LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD – MISDIAGNOSIS & DOCTOR BIAS

Could your diagnosis be wrong? Doctors are human and sometimes make mistakes. Perhaps a cluster of symptoms suggests a few different diagnoses, and a lack of time or an incomplete set of diagnostic criteria may...

DO BRAIN GAMES KEEP YOUR MIND SHARP AS YOU AGE?

Challenging your brain with games and puzzles (e.g. crosswords, Sudoku, chess, and computer brain-training games) is commonly believed to help maintain or improve brain health. In a 2015 survey of Americans aged 40 and older,...

Sex and Gender and Pandemics

A crisis has a way of highlighting problems that garner too little attention in more normal times. The pandemic has laid bare a vast array of social challenges, everything from the state of long-term care to the...

Bear It In Mind – LIFELONG IMPACTS OF PREGNANCY ON A WOMAN’S BRAIN

Women are disproportionately affected by many brain disorders. For example, it is estimated that almost 70% of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Women’s Brain Health Initiative and the Brain Canada Foundation have been...

THROUGH THE WEEDS

Use of cannabis by young people up to 25 years of age is discouraged because it can have detrimental effects on their developing brains. But, what is the impact of using cannabis for adults, particularly...

PURPLE HAZE

Use of vaping devices has grown rapidly in the past decade. While initially promoted as a smoking cessation aid for adults addicted to conventional cigarettes, vaping devices have become incredibly popular among young people, many...

SEEKING THE IDEAL EXERCISE “PRESCRIPTION” FOR BRAIN HEALTH

Your risk of developing dementia is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. While there is nothing you can do about the genetics that you are born with, and there are only...

MIND OVER MATTER – VOLUME 10

Thanks to the ongoing support of our partner Brain Canada, Women’s Brain Health Initiative’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...

Preserving Your Brain Health While in Isolation

We’ve been thinking about you. You’ve likely never experienced anything like what we’re witnessing now. In a matter of days, our lives have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Women’s Brain Health Initiative...

The Mind Diet

Recently, doctors have developed a “brain-healthy” diet that appears to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 per cent. There is even a bonus; you can follow the diet in...

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...

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)...

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...

CIBC presents ‘From Her Lips to Our Ears’

Join us for conversation and reception with 8-time Juno Award winning Singer-Songwriter & Actress Jann Arden, along with Your Morning Host Anne-Marie Mediwake. Whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with...

Well Grounded

Beverley Burdeyney is an active 79-year old personal fitness trainer and lifestyle dynamo who does not believe in “quick” fixes, but rather a long-term common sense approach to achieving and maintaining good health. Prevention, she...

Married to Alzheimer’s

Spouses of those with dementia face drastically altered marriages. When Dr. David Kirkpatrick and his wife, Clair, were told by a neurologist that she had Alzheimer’s disease, she insisted that they watch a film together....

All You Can Eat

Our bodies change as we age – partly due to natural physiological aging and partly due to lifestyle choices. As early as our thirties, we begin to lose a small amount of muscle mass, and,...

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