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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...

Brain Buzz – Don’t Sugarcoat It!

Sugar and salt are present in many of the foods that we eat as part of our everyday diets. Both play several essential roles in our health but they can also be damaging to our brain health when consumed in...

Brain Buzz – Head On

A large study found those with a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a 24% increased risk of dementia. Chances are higher the younger you are., and women suffer differently than men.

Engaging Millennial Minds®: The Calm After the Storm

An engaging virtual event on learning to manage your stress in these currently volatile, uncertain and rapidly changing times, and getting the edge you need to help yourself survive and thrive.

Socializing Can Help Protect Your Brain Health

Older people who report greater levels of social engagement have more robust gray matter in regions of the brain relevant in dementia, according to new research led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of...

Racial disparities exist in cognitive health expectancies, despite educational attainment

In a new study, University of Nebraska–Lincoln sociologist Marc A. Garcia explored how educational attainment can benefit cognitive health in later life, and whether there are differences in its benefits among minorities. Garcia and his co-authors...

Another Cause of Cognitive Decline

A genetic variation in some people may be associated with cognitive decline that can’t be explained by deposits of two key proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid β and tau, according to a study...

Coping Strategies for Covid Anxiety & Depression

As 2020 drags on and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, the number of people reporting mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and stress, has skyrocketed. According to recent data, symptoms of anxiety and...

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...

The thinking on flavonoids

Science already touts the heart-health benefits of plant-based diets like the Mediterranean, MIND, and DASH diets. Now researchers have turned their attention to how plant-based eating also may prevent dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. And one class of...

The Long Term Cognitive Effects of Estrogen Therapy in Older Trans Women

Estrogen therapy is commonly prescribed by physicians to transgender women who chose to undergo gender confirmation surgery(ies). Estrogens are a versatile group of hormones with a variety of roles in the human body, one...

Enhancing blood sugar control boosts brain health for type 2 diabetics

Controlling blood sugar levels improved the ability to clearly think, learn and remember among people with type 2 diabetes who were overweight, a new study shows. But losing weight, especially for people who were obese,...

Engaging Millennial Minds®: Through the Weeds Event Video

An enlightening livestream panel discussion on the highs and lows of cannabis to our health and wellbeing.

Not accounting for sex differences in Covid research could be deadly

Historically, medical research has often taken a one-size-fits-all approach, lumping women and men together despite growing evidence that the sexes differ in how they catch and fight disease. A stark example was the heart drug digoxin, which...

Sleep test predicts dementia in older adults

Dementia is a growing problem for people as they age, but it often goes undiagnosed. Now investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have discovered and validated a marker of...

To Jeanne Beker, a Healthy Brain Means a Healthy Life

While Jeanne Beker may be best known for her work in fashion journalism and television, she’s also an Honourary Board Member of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI), a Canadian and U.S. foundation that works to combat brain-aging diseases and protect...

PTSD may double the risk of dementia

People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder may be twice as likely to have dementia later in life, according to a new study — a finding with important implications for the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Brain Buzz – The Heart of the Matter

Women’s heart health – like women’s brain health – is under researched, under diagnosed and under treated. Heart disease symptoms may be different for women. Find out how, and discover what you can do to keep both your heart and...

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...

Brain Buzz – Breaking Bad

The choices you make today will affect your future and have a big impact on your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, especially if you are a woman. Discover the habits that may be speeding up the decline of your brain.

Employees’ Ability to Focus Attention and Complete Tasks Down 31%

Americans have been living in a highly-prolonged state of unpredictability amid COVID-19. The consequence of this chronic stress, anxiety and depressive mood is the declining cognitive performance of the nation’s workers. According to the Mental Health Index –...

Brain Buzz – Pump Up Your Brain

Pump up your brain to prevent or slow down the progression of cognitive decline. You can reap the benefits with just 10 minutes of exercise a day.