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Mind Matters – Women, Technology, & Staying Independent

Maintaining our dignity, independence, and safety is key to maintaining good quality of life as we age. On Tuesday December 11, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative and AGE-WELL and two expert panelists address how technology can support independent...

Anesthesia & Dementia

The administration of general anesthesia (an anesthetic used to induce unconsciousness during surgery), and its potential for long-term cognitive effects, has been under intense scrutiny. Memory loss after surgery affects more than 35% of young adults...

RBC PRESENTS ENGAGING MILLENNIAL MINDS – PEACE OF MIND

On Thursday November 22, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet for the first event in Series 3 of Engaging Millennial Minds // Peace of Mind. Statistics show that millennials may be the most...

Swiss non-profit aims to break taboo of women’s brain health

If depression is twice as common in women than men worldwide, does that mean we need to change how we think about gender, health, and science? That’s the argument of the Women’s Brain Project, which is calling for...

Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer’s years before diagnosis

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is extremely important, as treatments and interventions are more...

Substance Use & Abuse on Brain Health

Substance abuse is commonly considered a problem that affects younger adults, but research has shown that substance use, abuse, and addiction are not limited to a specific age. Historically, older adults have not demonstrated high...

Link between what we see and how we remember ‘breaks’ as we get older

Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint for many older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research published by scientists at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute...

Diabetes medicine might reduce effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s patients who take diabetes drugs show considerably fewer markers of the disease according to a new study looking at how to treat the neurodegenerative condition. The study, carried out by researchers at Mount...

Stress Can Shrink Your Brain

Chronic stress can deliver a damaging blow to a person’s health. It can have a negative impact on the cardiovascular system, breathing, the liver, digestion, the nervous system, and many other aspects of well-being....

The Story in our Genes – Genetic Testing for Dementia

Once on the frontiers of science, genetic testing has in recent years moved into the mainstream. According to industry estimates, the number of people who have had their genes analyzed with direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic genealogy tests...

Assessing the ‘Worried Well’ – Online Memory Testing Tools

As we age, it is normal to experience some decline in our memory function. But with so much public concern about the ever-increasing prevalence of dementia, many of us wonder if our forgetfulness is a...

Could It Be In You To Give? The Latest on Alzheimer’s Blood Tests

With most deadly diseases, an early diagnosis is crucial. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is no different, but it has been challenging to detect. Many people suffer from the disease for years, or even decades, before showing...

4 Tips to Enhance Daily Life for a Loved One with Alzheimers

Enhancing daily life for a loved one with Alzheimer’s often starts by empowering caregivers to cope with the increasing memoryloss and behavioral changes that characterize the disease. Caregiver support is especially important given that...

The Heart of the Matter – Heart, Stroke, & Alzheimer’s Impact on Women

Many women may not realize that heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of premature death for women in Canada. In fact, heart disease and stroke kill 31,000 women in Canada annually, according to...

Ten Minutes of Exercise Daily Can Make a Difference to Your Brain Health

We know that physical activity is critical to a healthy lifestyle. Exercise helps with muscle strengthening, physical control and coordination, but, most importantly, it helps maintain good blood flow to the brain and may encourage...

Heads Up – The Effects of Migraine on Your Brain

For the 10% to 15% of the population who experience migraines, the intense pain can be incapacitating. It is a complex neurological disorder that can affect one or both sides of the brain, and involves...

Half of Women Found to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinson’s

One in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop dementia, stroke, or parkinsonism during their lifetime, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Silvan Licher, from...

Positivity and optimism might protect against cognitive decline

Want to boost your brain health? Try getting happy, suggests a new report from AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health, which looks at how mental well-being — comprised of things such as your mood or...

MIND MATTERS – Women, Technology & Diabetes

Diabetes dramatically increases your chances of suffering from cardiovascular and renal disease, depression, and even limb amputations. It can reduce your lifespan between 5-15 years and is more common among those 64 and older. Diabetes...

Sex, Gender and Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia worldwide and is primarily attributed to increasing longevity, especially in Western countries. While Alzheimer’s affects both men and women, it is far more common in...

MIND OVER MATTER 7

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...

Tips For Travelling with a Parent with Alzheimer’s

f your parent is living with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia, you might think that travel is off the table. In fact, not only can people who have dementia travel, but...

MIND MATTERS – WOMEN, TECHNOLOGY & MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health is as important as physical health, yet almost 50% of those suffering from depression or anxiety will not seek medical support, in part, due to stigma. On Tuesday October 23, join Women’s Brain...

Tips and strategies for a new Alzheimer’s caregiver

The most important thing to do for your loved one is to get educated about the disease. You and your loved one should embark on a knowledge and skill-based journey to fully know and understand Alzheimer’s disease....