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Lets Get Physical Event Video

ENGAGING MILLENNIAL MINDS®: Let’s Get Physical – Event Video

Our event with Dr. Wendy Suzuki explaining how higher levels of physical fitness are associated with better brain structure and higher cognitive function. Full video.

Blood Test Discerns Alzheimer’s From Other Dementia With High Accuracy

Two blood markers, phosphorylated tau 217 (p-tau217) and phosphorylated tau 181 (p-tau181), showed strong diagnostic performances for Alzheimer’s disease and discriminated Alzheimer’s from frontotemporal lobar denervation (FTLD) syndromes and normal cognition, a retrospective study...

Brain Buzz – Animal Attraction

The therapeutic value of our relationship with our pets is increasingly being recognized by researchers. Pets calm us down, boost our immunity, improve our heart health, keep us moving, and enhance our social life, all important aspects of keeping our...

Brain Buzz – Why Do We Hide Dementia?

Research has demonstrated that, when it comes to medical concerns, the fear of developing Alzheimer’s (and other forms of dementia) exceeds the fear of every other type of health condition.

Resilience as a practice, not a personality trait

Resilience is a complex concept. As a society, we generally have positive associations with the idea of being resilient, but it is difficult to define exactly what resiliency is, and what makes someone resilient. If...

Engaging Millennial Minds – Let’s Get Physical

Higher levels of physical fitness are associated with better brain structure and higher cognitive function, but even a little bit of exercise can keep your brain from shrinking.  Exercise can also help improve your sleep...

Cognitive decline is associated with an accelerated rate of bone loss and increased fracture risk in women

Cognitive decline and osteoporosis often coexist and some evidence suggests a causal link. However, there are no data on the longitudinal relationship between cognitive decline, bone loss and fracture risk, independent...

Ahead of the Pack

With the Olympics officially underway, we want to highlight trampoline gymnast Rosie MacLennan, who, in addition to being one of Canada’s most accomplished athletes, is also a fierce advocate of brain health....

Busting Barriers – Unique Research for the Transgender Community

It is not uncommon for a researcher to show an interest in science at an early age. Growing up, Reubs Walsh was more precocious than most children her age. As a young child, she sought...

How PositIve are “Positive Affirmations”?

You may have heard about the power of affirmations. There has been much hype in both the self-help world and the media about the ways in which repeating positive statements to yourself can help with...

Pets can be Therapeutic for the Body & Soul

Those of us who are animal lovers know instinctively the benefits we experience when spending time with them, whether the animal is a dog, cat, bird, lizard, or pot-bellied pig. Depending on the type of...

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...