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Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain...

STANDING UP TO RESEARCH BIAS

Women are twice as likely as men to develop dementia and almost 70 per cent of new Alzheimer’s patients will be women, yet research has traditionally focused on men. Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) wants...

The Stand Ahead™ Challenge for Women’s Brain Health

It is a social media challenge that will upend the way we look at dementia and other brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women. Literally. Thousands of supporters of Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) across Canada, the United States,...

Stand Ahead

On December 2nd, the first-ever Women’s Brain Health Day, take a stand, and upend the way we view dementia and other brain-aging diseases that disproportionately affect women. Literally. Join us and take part in the...

Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest...

People know little about brain health but want to know more

People do not think about their own brain health and are unsure how to maintain it, according to a recent interview study in the Lifebrain project. A healthy brain is essential for general health and wellbeing, and to prevent...

Stand Ahead for Women’s Brain Health

On December 2nd, in support of Women’s Brain Health Day, join thousands of others and take part in the Stand AheadTM Challenge to stand up against research bias and stand ahead for women’s brain health. Did you know…. Almost 70%...

Take a Stand

Headstand (also known as “sirsasana”) is often referred to as the “king” of yoga poses because of its many health benefits. It can be an energizing inversion that strengthens the entire body, particularly the upper...

Best Brain Boosts

We all want our cognitive health span to match our lifespan. Fortunately, there is increasing evidence that dementia is not inevitable and exceptional health into old age is possible. The following are some of the...

Multiple Sclerosis – Why are Women More at Risk?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks myelin, the “insulation” that surrounds and protects nerves in the brain and the spinal cord (i.e. the central nervous system...

10 Tips When Caring for Someone Living with Cognitive Impairment

Get a medical assessment and diagnosis. If there are noticeable cognitive issues, it is important for your loved one to get a comprehensive medical exam. There is a chance that the cause of the cognitive...

Sex Differences in Stroke

Stroke is a significant public health concern, and is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. According to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016), there were 13.7...

Why are some people resistant to Alzheimer’s?

A new study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer’s disease than others. The findings may lead to strategies to delay or prevent the condition. The study...

High-Intensity Exercise Best for Memory Boost

High-intensity treadmill workouts may not immediately spring to mind when considering a suitable exercise regimen for seniors. But, according to a new study, these workouts can significantly boost memory function by up to 30%. Researchers from...

Brain Drain

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, depression (also known as clinical or major depression) is a mood disorder that will affect one in eight Canadians at some point in their lives. On a global...

Non-Medical Ways to Help Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Caring for family members with Alzheimer’s disease or another diagnosis of dementia can be challenging. But, you’ve evaluated your care options and decided that a nursing home wasn’t the best choice for your loved one. Fortunately, Alzheimer’s...

Every Bit Counts

It is widely understood that physical activity is important for both physical and cognitive health. But, just how much physical activity, and at what intensity level, is enough to reap the benefits? The Canadian Physical...

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...

Microglia involved in brain plasticity during sleep

Research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) suggests that specific immune cells called microglia – which play a crucial role in reorganizing connections between nerve cells, fighting infection, and repairing damage...

Fit young adults have better brain power

Physically fit young adults have healthier white matter in their brains and better thinking skills than young people who are out of shape, according to a large-scale study of the links between...

Neuroimaging reveals traces of childbirth in the maternal brain

Pregnancy is one of the most dynamic periods in a woman’s life, involving a remarkable potential for brain plasticity that promotes cognitive and emotional adjustments to the newborn. A population-based neuroimaging study provides evidence for a relationship between...

Hormone Therapy Associated With Improved Cognition

A new study demonstrates the benefits of extended estrogen exposure and longer-term hormone therapy in battling cognitive decline. Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That’s why so many...

Male and female mice have different brain cells

Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that are unique to female mice. These sex-specific cells were found in a region of the brain that...

Should Scores on Mild Cognitive Impairment Tests be Adjusted for Sex?

Study Finds More Women, Fewer Men Diagnosed when Sex-specific Scoring Used  Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change who gets diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 20 percent, with possibly more women and...