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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...

Technology helps individuals with cognitive impairments prepare their own food safely

Eating is an essential activity that provides not only nourishment, but also pleasure and an opportunity for social interaction. Most of us eat three (or more) times each day. Sometimes we dine out at restaurants,...

Challenge your brain to help keep cognitive decline at bay

There is an interesting phenomenon that dementia researchers have noticed. Some individuals who have extensive dementia-type damage in their brains experience little to no changes in cognitive function. People who experience this phenomenon are said...

Brain Buzz – Is it Depression or Dementia?

The depression-dementia relationship is complex and similar symptoms can make it difficult to tell the difference between depression and dementia. Adding to the complexity is the reality that women and men differ when it comes to depression. But there is...

Has Your Brain Health Suffered During COVID-19 Isolation?

Staying socially connected is extremely important for our overall health, including our brain health. A 2019 review article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that various aspects of social isolation, including low levels...

Brain Buzz – Celebrate the Little Things

Although it’s great to celebrate the big achievements, it’s also important to celebrate the small wins.

On My Nerves – Cognitive Consequences of Midlife Stress

Women are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in much larger numbers than men. Approximately two-thirds of Canadians and Americans living with dementia are women. Why are women disproportionately affected? Partly, it...

Chew on This

Your brain is affected by what you eat! Join us Thurs. Jan. 21st for an engaging culinary virtual event. Featuring Special Guest              MARK McEWAN Celebrity Chef and Restauranteur With...

Women reporting greater levels of anxiety and depression and lower sleep quality during COVID

Sex and gender differences seem to play a role in the individuals’ psychological and behavioral reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. These differences need to be considered in planning targeted psychological interventions. Although effective in...

Brain Buzz – Control and Peace of Mind

Most of us have a will. But do you know about a Power of Attorney (POA)? In some ways it’s more important than a will – it impacts you while you are still alive.

Brain Buzz – Handle with Care

The moment you find out someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia comes with a mixture of complex emotions. For caregivers the future is full of unknowns. Check out these tips to help you cope.

Sleep On It

Sleep is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. This is perhaps not surprising if you think about how fantastic you feel getting up after a great night’s sleep – one where you fell asleep...

Cognitive Consequences of Midlife Stress

Women are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in much larger numbers than men. Approximately two-thirds of Canadians and Americans living with dementia are women. Why are women disproportionately affected? Partly, it...

Drinking Most Harmful to Brain Health at 3 Points in Your Life

Alcohol poses the greatest threat to brain health at three periods of a person’s life, according to new research. During those three periods — from conception to birth, from ages 15 to 19, and after age 65...

Women’s Brain Health Day 2020

CTV's Pattie Lovett-Reid and Anne-Marie Mediwake host a virtual fundraising event featuring special guests and musical performances and Stand Ahead® for women’s brain health.