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Brain Buzz – Every Step you Take

Walking is potent mood medicine that enhances your thinking, sharpens your memory, and safeguards brain health. It’s one of the most simple and easiest forms of exercise – but the benefits are huge.

FDA Approves First Alzheimer’s Drug since 2003

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades, a contentious decision made despite opposition from the agency’s independent...

Alzheimer’s Pathology Linked to Diet

People who followed a Mediterranean-style diet closely had less amyloid and tau pathology, increased brain volume in regions vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, and better memory performance, a cross-sectional analysis in Germany showed. Higher adherence...

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...

Brain Buzz – Ray of Hope

Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked with diseases related to mental health and brain function, including depression, schizophrenia, cognitive impairment, and dementia. Are you getting enough to protect your brain health?

Mother's Day Message

Mother’s Day Message

On Mother’s Day, amazing support for women’s brain health and our initiative from Robin Wright, Diane Lane, Trudie Styler, Teddy Sears, Martha Stewart, Tonya Lewis Lee, Marcia Gay Harden, Donna Karan, and Cecile Richards.

Brain Buzz – Best Brain Boosts

Here’s some of the “Best Brain Boosts” we’ve discovered to help women boost their brain health, providing a buffer against cognitive decline.

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...

Resistance training benefits older women just as much as older men

  Men and women aged over 50 can reap similar relative benefits from resistance training, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. While men are likely to gain more absolute muscle size, the gains...

Age is not a barrier to keeping fit and healthy

It’s often said that a major sign you’re getting older is when you struggle to recover from exercise as quickly as you did back in your younger days. The same body that could cope readily with a...

From Her Lips to Our Ears® with Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden, award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and television host, candidly shared her anxieties, breakthroughs, and how she’s coping with the realities of aging in her latest book “Why Did I Come Into This Room?”

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...

Brain Buzz – Laugh Out Loud

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection- fighting antibodies to help increase disease resistance. So go ahead, and laugh out loud!

Brain Buzz – You’ve Got to Have Friends

Your brain also needs friends to lean on! Loving relationships and close friends keep your brain strong. Interacting with others in meaningful ways provides a buffer against the harmful effects of stress on your brain, and guards against depression and...

Donanemab in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. Donanemab, an antibody that targets a modified form of deposited Aβ, is being investigated for the treatment of early Alzheimer’s disease. A phase...

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,...

Brain Buzz – Stroke of Insight

While anyone can experience a stroke at any age, women experience more stroke events than men and are less likely to recover. “BE FAST” is a checklist of 6 items to keep in mind when assessing whether you might be...

ENGAGING MILLENNIAL MINDS®: Chew on This – Event Video

This virtual culinary event featured Celebrity Chef and Restauranteur Mark McEwan.

Obesity may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

New research from the University of Sheffield has found being overweight is an additional burden on brain health and it may exacerbate Alzheimer’s disease. The pioneering multimodal neuroimaging study revealed obesity may contribute toward neural tissue...