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Women Face Greater Challenges With Alzheimer’s Disease Than Men

Women have a harder time of it than men when Alzheimer disease (AD) strikes, according to a multicenter team of investigators from the University of Central Missouri, Medical College of Wisconsin, and University of...

Women Being Heard

Sharon Stone has given stunning performances in her movie career, but none so memorable as the real-life story that she told in front of a rapt audience at the Gagosian gallery in Beverly...

Alzheimer’s discovery points to new approach to treatment

A new study from UBC has found that toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease produced outside the brain can trigger the disease inside the brain, a discovery that opens the door to a...

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...

Declines in plasticity reveal promising targets for Alzheimer’s

Researchers have identified brain changes linked to memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery provides a new focus for exploring ways to treat or prevent dementia. The study shows that the brain’s ability to...

A critical link between menopause and Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating and irreversible brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, is currently ranked as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. For most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms...

MIND OVER MATTER 5

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 to...

MIND OVER MATTER – A Women’s Brain Health Book Club Initiative

Interested in obtaining copies of MIND OVER MATTER®, Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s compelling magazine filled with interesting articles on the best ways to protect your cognitive vitality, for an upcoming book club read? We’ve received thousands...

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...

RBC presents ENGAGING MILLENNIAL MINDS ‘Be Kind to Yourself – Take Time to Relax’

Be Kind to Yourself – Take Time to Relax. With all of life’s responsibilities, we forget that...

Brain structure make some people resilient to Alzheimer’s

The size, shape and number of dendritic spines in the brain may play a major role in whether someone gets Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dendritic...

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...

Dementia and the need to rummage

A lot of individuals with dementia start looking through different places in search of items. I have witnessed this searching in the fridge, closets, cabinets and many other household locations. It is critical to...

During Women’s Brain Health Initiative Event Sharon Stone Details Harrowing Journey After 2001 Stroke

At a panel promotioning Women’s Brain Health Initiative in Beverly Hills, the actress moderated a wide ranging discussion that featured medical reveals, cocktails and one answer to the age old question ‘Can women...

Melanie Griffith reveals epilepsy diagnosis, stress of marriage on Women’s Brain Health Initiative panel

“My brain is so f-cked up.” So said Melanie Griffith on a Women’s Brain Health Initiative panel Wednesday night in Gagosian Gallery while seated in front of a giant piece from the current exhibit...

Sharon Stone Hosts an Enlightening Panel for Women’s Brain Health

In the heart of Beverly Hills, an exclusive group of Los Angeles’s most powerful women gathered at the Gagosian Gallery last night to support the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. The evening began on the gallery’s...

Do Genes, Sex, and Age Confer a Greater Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s?

A recent meta-analysis investigates whether sex, age, and a particular genotype are associated with a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative condition, characterized by cognitive deficits in memory, thinking,...

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...

Menopause triggers changes in brain that may promote Alzheimer’s

Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a team from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences has shown in new research. The findings, published today...

New insight into how brain cells die in Alzheimer’s & frontotemporal dementia

Removal of a regulatory gene called LSD1 in adult mice induces changes in gene activity that that look unexpectedly like Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have discovered. Researchers also discovered that LSD1 protein is perturbed in brain samples from...

Middle-aged women with high blood pressure could be at increased risk of dementia

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published today, 4 October 2017, in the medical journal Neurology. 7,238 people within the...

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...