Highlights from our event with Hayley Hamilton and Martin Reader to learn about the consequences on your mind and your body, and what you can do to counteract unprecedented levels of anxiety.
Conversation & cocktail reception with author and Academy award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker. Recorded October 3, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Watch highlights from the Engaging Millennial Minds events hosted by Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Persons Cabinet in 2018.
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 more younger Canadians under economic, physical, and psychological distress.
Watch the full talk and discussion with advocate Ron Beleno and two young women featured in the documentary MUCH TOO YOUNG who have provided care to their mom since she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.
Recorded September 25, 2018
Almost 1 in 5 Canadian sufferers from chronic pain and associated issues – the majority of these, are women. Watch the full presentation of this Mind Matters event with researchers developing technology to help identify when someone is in pain, including OT Sarah Sheffe and Dr. Babak Taati, with guest moderator Dr. Vivien Brown.
Watch the full presentation of this Mind Matters event to better understand your risks of heart disease, the impact on your health, the latest research, and technological advances. Featuring Dr. Heather Ross and Dr. Azadeh Yadollahi, with guest moderator Dr. Elizabeth Chertkow. Co-hosted with AGE-WELL NCE.
Diabetes can damage a number of organs, from the eyes to the kidneys and the heart. But unchecked blood sugar can affect the brain as well, which may lead to drops in cognitive functions. More people are being diagnosed with the disease earlier in life, including in childhood, and diabetes can age your brain by five years or more.
Here are the highlights from our event at Verity on June 19, 2018.
One in four young Canadians provide care to a family member or friend but taking on the role as a caregiver can interfere with life pursuits. Rates of caregiving are particularly high among young women. Kathryn Fudurich, a young caregiver, spoke about how she’s learned to cope. Kelly Rivard, of RBC, discussed how wealth planning can help families be financially prepared for the future.
Dr. Ellen Choi, Organizational Social Psychologist, spoke about how to handle work stress on March 27th. Work stress can become chronic and harmful to both physical and emotional health. She discussed the most common work stressors, how your boss may help or hinder you and some of the best ways to manage stress at work.
Research is increasingly showing that a blow to the head triggers biological processes in the brain that burn away in the background for years. TBI is an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology caused by an external force. It is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move back and forth rapidly.
We held our event at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on January 31, 2018. Watch the full speeches
Those with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s. The brain is highly dependent on a healthy heart and circulatory system to work right, so it makes sense that heart-healthy living would result in a healthier brain.
Highlights from our event held in Toronto with guests Dr. Walter Montanera, Dr. Elizabeth Chertkow, Erin Carroll and Dina Pestonji on December 6, 2017.
Conversation and Cocktail Reception with award-winning journalist, editor and author Tina Brown, and Indigo’s CEO Heather Reisman in support of Women's Brain Health Initiative.
Tina told stories from about the inner workings during her eight-year tenure at Vanity Fair, her journey to the top as a woman in a male-dominated media industry, her scoops on Hollywood and A-list celebrities, and her personal life with her husband and two children.
This event was held November 27, 2017 in Toronto.
On November 14th at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet hosted the event 'Engaging Millennial Minds: Be Kind to Yourself – Take Time to Relax.'
Guests listened to Laura Hartman, Occupational Therapist and Research Associate, discuss how studies have shown a measurable reduction in stress levels after a 45-minute art making session. And Suzanne Thomson, a Registered Art Psychotherapist, took guests through an exercise showing them how to reduce stress levels and explore their creative side with clay.
Matteo Tino, Investment Counsellor at RBC, was the MC for the event.
Celebrities and other powerful Hollywood names gathered at the elite Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills for a special event hosted by Sharon Stone, to raise awareness for Women’s Brain Health Initiative.
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The final concert for the Battle of the Bands held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto on November 17, 2016.