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Busting Barriers – Unique Research for the Transgender Community

It is not uncommon for a researcher to show an interest in science at an early age. Growing up, Reubs Walsh was more precocious than most children her age. As a young child, she sought...

How PositIve are “Positive Affirmations”?

You may have heard about the power of affirmations. There has been much hype in both the self-help world and the media about the ways in which repeating positive statements to yourself can help with...

Pets can be Therapeutic for the Body & Soul

Those of us who are animal lovers know instinctively the benefits we experience when spending time with them, whether the animal is a dog, cat, bird, lizard, or pot-bellied pig. Depending on the type of...

From Their Lips to Our Ears

Our newest FROM HER LIPS TO OUR EARS event features  producer, author, and environmental advocate Laurie David and Indigo founder and CEO Heather Reisman. There is now growing evidence of the link between the health...

New commitment to supporting sex and gender-based brain research in Canada

Brain Canada and Women’s Brain Health Initiative join forces to fund critical sex and gender brain research. Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) and Brain Canada have joined forces to launch the first...

Mind Over Matter – Volume 12

Thanks to the ongoing support of our partner Brain Canada, and The Citrine Foundation of 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...

From Her Lips to Our Ears

Our annual signature event FROM HER LIPS TO OUR EARS is back! This year, Joan Lunden, award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and television host, candidly shares her anxieties, breakthroughs, and how she’s coping with the realities...

Rising to the challenge of facing inequities in health research

At a time when humanity copes with a once in a century public health crisis, the theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 carried a poignant resonance; “#ChooseToChallenge.” As IWD organizers describe it,...

Challenge your brain to help keep cognitive decline at bay

There is an interesting phenomenon that dementia researchers have noticed. Some individuals who have extensive dementia-type damage in their brains experience little to no changes in cognitive function. People who experience this phenomenon are said...

Has Your Brain Health Suffered During COVID-19 Isolation?

Staying socially connected is extremely important for our overall health, including our brain health. A 2019 review article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that various aspects of social isolation, including low levels...

On My Nerves – Cognitive Consequences of Midlife Stress

Women are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in much larger numbers than men. Approximately two-thirds of Canadians and Americans living with dementia are women. Why are women disproportionately affected? Partly, it...

Chew on This

Your brain is affected by what you eat! Join us Thurs. Jan. 21st for an engaging culinary virtual event. Featuring Special Guest              MARK McEWAN Celebrity Chef and Restauranteur With...

Sleep On It

Sleep is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. This is perhaps not surprising if you think about how fantastic you feel getting up after a great night’s sleep – one where you fell asleep...

Cognitive Consequences of Midlife Stress

Women are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in much larger numbers than men. Approximately two-thirds of Canadians and Americans living with dementia are women. Why are women disproportionately affected? Partly, it...

Mind Over Matter – Volume 11

Thanks to the ongoing support of our partner Brain Canada, and The Citrine Foundation of 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...

Take the Memory Challenge and Stand Ahead for Women’s Brain Health

On December 2nd, in celebration of Women’s Brain Health Day, join thousands of others and take part in the Stand Ahead® Memory Challenge to stand up against research bias and stand ahead for women’s brain...

Stand Ahead on Women’s Brain Health Day

YOU’RE INVITED! On December 2nd, the second annual Women’s Brain Health Day, take the memory challenge and help us combat brain-aging diseases that disproportionately affect women.   Join CTV’s Pattie Lovett-Reid and Anne-Marie Mediwake, along...

The Calm After the Storm

Join us Tues. Oct. 27th for an engaging virtual event on learning to manage your stress in these currently volatile, uncertain and rapidly changing times, and get the edge you need to help yourself survive...

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...

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