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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,...

Ray of Hope

It has long been known that vitamin D – often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” – is one of the most essential vitamins for our overall health because it regulates calcium in the body...

Here’s the Rub – Health Benefits of Saunas, Aromatherapy, & Massages

SWEAT IT OUT Sauna bathing, a form of passive heat therapy, is a traditional activity in Finland that is primarily used for relaxation purposes and is becoming increasingly common in many other populations. The typical...

In the Same Breath

Has anyone ever suggested that you take a deep breath to help you relax when you are feeling anxious or stressed? That advice has roots in the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings. Breathing – that...

By Trial & Error – A Personal Dementia Clinical Trial Journey

It was when she got lost on the way to the only cemetery in town that Cynthia Huling Hummel realized she had to leave the life that she knew and loved. She was a minister...

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain...

STANDING UP TO RESEARCH BIAS

Women are twice as likely as men to develop dementia and almost 70 per cent of new Alzheimer’s patients will be women, yet research has traditionally focused on men. Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) wants...

The Stand Ahead™ Challenge for Women’s Brain Health

It is a social media challenge that will upend the way we look at dementia and other brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women. Literally. Thousands of supporters of Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) across Canada, the United States,...

Stand Ahead

On December 2nd, the first-ever Women’s Brain Health Day, take a stand, and upend the way we view dementia and other brain-aging diseases that disproportionately affect women. Literally. Join us and take part in the...

Stand Ahead for Women’s Brain Health

On December 2nd, in support of Women’s Brain Health Day, join thousands of others and take part in the Stand AheadTM Challenge to stand up against research bias and stand ahead for women’s brain health. Did you know…. Almost 70%...

Take a Stand

Headstand (also known as “sirsasana”) is often referred to as the “king” of yoga poses because of its many health benefits. It can be an energizing inversion that strengthens the entire body, particularly the upper...

Best Brain Boosts

We all want our cognitive health span to match our lifespan. Fortunately, there is increasing evidence that dementia is not inevitable and exceptional health into old age is possible. The following are some of the...

Multiple Sclerosis – Why are Women More at Risk?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks myelin, the “insulation” that surrounds and protects nerves in the brain and the spinal cord (i.e. the central nervous system...

Sex Differences in Stroke

Stroke is a significant public health concern, and is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. According to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016), there were 13.7...

Brain Drain

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, depression (also known as clinical or major depression) is a mood disorder that will affect one in eight Canadians at some point in their lives. On a global...

Every Bit Counts

It is widely understood that physical activity is important for both physical and cognitive health. But, just how much physical activity, and at what intensity level, is enough to reap the benefits? The Canadian Physical...

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...

CIBC Presents ‘From Her Lips To Our Ears’

Join us for conversation and cocktails with Kim Campbell, wife of Country Music Legend Glen Campbell in discussion with Fashion Entrepreneur and Media Personality Jeanne Beker. Kim shares her story about the challenges faced by...

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