think tank

As the largest resource of information specific to women's brain health, we are sure you will find what you are looking for, and promise that you will discover new information.

Single people have an increased risk of developing dementia

Being single can almost double the risk for dementia, according to a new study. Researchers at Loughborough University studied six years of data based on the lifestyles of 6,677 people aged between 52 and 90...

Why Sleep Apnea Is Often Misdiagnosed In Women

Sexism can ruin walking down the street, going to work, and even talking on the phone. But did you know that, thanks to sexism, women are more likely to be misdiagnosed by their doctors, too? Women...

Depression tied to shorter lifespan, especially for women

People who suffer from depression may not live as long as individuals who don’t experience this mental health disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers examined six decades of mental health and mortality data on 3,410...

Key Metrics for Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults

Stroke prevention, lifelong social interaction, smoking cessation, physical activity, and early cardiovascular intervention are some of the various factors that may optimize brain function and reduce the risk for Alzheimer disease (AD) and dementia, according to the...

Being unaware of memory loss may predict Alzheimer’s

Just because someone has difficulty remembering things, it doesn’t necessarily mean that what they’re experiencing is a symptom of dementia, a new Canadian study says. But if the person is not aware of the...

Write your anxieties away

In the late 1980s, psychologist James Pennebaker developed a form of writing therapy called expressive writing. When you engage in expressive writing, you write about your deepest thoughts and feelings without concern for...

Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis

Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014 after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease. But, despite the fact that Lewy body dementia is the second most common...

Half of Dementia Patients Get Inappropriate Meds

More than half of elderly patients with dementia are prescribed at least one potentially inappropriate medication, a recent study from eight European countries suggests. Some medicines are not typically given to older patients because the potential side effects...

Losing the ability to smell peppermint linked to dementia

Mental confusion, sleeplessness and mood swings are all symptoms of dementia. Now scientists are linking the inability to smell peppermint to the disease as well in a new study. Researchers from the University of...

Is where your body fat deposited important for cognitive health?

Are you an apple or a pear? If you’re not sure, look in the mirror. If the image reflecting back to you shows more roundness around the middle of your body, then...

4 Ways Science Conditions Moms To Ignore Their Health Problems, Because Gender Bias Is Real

It’s not particularly difficult to find examples of how gender bias and sexism work against women on a daily basis. We’re paid less in our jobs, for example, and while many men are involved fathers...

Women are suffering alarming new rates of anxiety and depression

Rates of anxiety and depression among Australian women are at a “concerning” high, as women nationwide fail to meet the recommended rate of weekly physical activity, a new study has found. Conducted by not-for-profit government...

The Social Media Signs That Someone Might Be Depressed

New research has found that the images on a person’s Instagram can indicate whether they’re suffering from depression. The study – published in the journal EPJ Data Science – examined 43,950 photos taken from the feeds of...

Midlife Behaviours May Affect Your Dementia Risk

Your heart health in midlife may determine your risk of developing dementia in old age, a new 25-year study suggests. Middle-aged folks who smoke or have diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to...

Patient Engagement in Alzheimer’s & Mild Cognitive Impairment Clinical Trials

Considering the large number of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), you might expect fast enrollment into clinical trials. The reality is quite different. Sponsors of clinical trials face several...

Women show cognitive advantage in gender-equal countries

Women’s cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This...

Want A Younger Brain? Just Take The Stairs

It’s no secret that if you want to keep your mind sharp, it’s worth making some time to workout. Yes, exercise won’t only give you a sexy body. It’ll help get you a sexy brain as well....

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack...

Healthy Heart in Your 20s Makes for a Better Brain in Your 40s

Folks with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s — brains that may be better prepared to withstand the ravages of aging, a new study reports. Twentysomethings who...

Underutilization Of Brain Amyloid Scans Drives Cost & Hurts Alzheimer’s Care

Research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 in London highlighted the clinical value of amyloid-β PET scans, which detect the presence of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain – one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s...

Stressful Life Experiences Age the Brain by Four Years

A series of studies reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London confirm racial inequities in numbers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – even after age 90 – and also...

Sexual Activity May Keep You Younger And Healthier

Sexual intimacy in women has been linked with longer telomeres — a trait associated with slower cellular aging, improved overall health, and even increased lifespan. The finding adds to a growing body of research on the importance of regular...

Poor quality sleep could increase Alzheimer’s risk

Prolonged periods of poor sleep increase levels of proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests, although quality, not quantity, of sleep is at the root of the issue. While previous research has revealed that...

Possible Treatment for Hot Flashes Discovered

Hot flashes are part of almost every woman’s life. Often humorously referred to, they are a common feeling among menopausal women, but that does not mean that they are pleasant. Intense heat, sweating and...

Load more posts