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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.

Mind Over Matter – Volume 11

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...

Take the Memory Challenge and Stand Ahead for Women’s Brain Health

On December 2nd, in celebration of Women’s Brain Health Day, join thousands of others and take part in the Stand Ahead® Memory Challenge to stand up against research bias and stand ahead for women’s brain...

Stand Ahead on Women’s Brain Health Day

YOU’RE INVITED! On December 2nd, the second annual Women’s Brain Health Day, take the memory challenge and help us combat brain-aging diseases that disproportionately affect women.   Join CTV’s Pattie Lovett-Reid and Anne-Marie Mediwake, along...

Brain Buzz – Don’t Sugarcoat It!

Sugar and salt are present in many of the foods that we eat as part of our everyday diets. Both play several essential roles in our health but they can also be damaging to our brain health when consumed in...

Brain Buzz – Head On

A large study found those with a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a 24% increased risk of dementia. Chances are higher the younger you are., and women suffer differently than men.

Engaging Millennial Minds®: The Calm After the Storm

An engaging virtual event on learning to manage your stress in these currently volatile, uncertain and rapidly changing times, and getting the edge you need to help yourself survive and thrive.

Socializing Can Help Protect Your Brain Health

Older people who report greater levels of social engagement have more robust gray matter in regions of the brain relevant in dementia, according to new research led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of...

Racial disparities exist in cognitive health expectancies, despite educational attainment

In a new study, University of Nebraska–Lincoln sociologist Marc A. Garcia explored how educational attainment can benefit cognitive health in later life, and whether there are differences in its benefits among minorities. Garcia and his co-authors...

Another Cause of Cognitive Decline

A genetic variation in some people may be associated with cognitive decline that can’t be explained by deposits of two key proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid β and tau, according to a study...

Coping Strategies for Covid Anxiety & Depression

As 2020 drags on and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, the number of people reporting mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and stress, has skyrocketed. According to recent data, symptoms of anxiety and...

The Calm After the Storm

Join us Tues. Oct. 27th for an engaging virtual event on learning to manage your stress in these currently volatile, uncertain and rapidly changing times, and get the edge you need to help yourself survive...

The thinking on flavonoids

Science already touts the heart-health benefits of plant-based diets like the Mediterranean, MIND, and DASH diets. Now researchers have turned their attention to how plant-based eating also may prevent dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. And one class of...

The Long Term Cognitive Effects of Estrogen Therapy in Older Trans Women

Estrogen therapy is commonly prescribed by physicians to transgender women who chose to undergo gender confirmation surgery(ies). Estrogens are a versatile group of hormones with a variety of roles in the human body, one...