The Women's Brain Health Initiative is a charitable non-profit with a mandate to provide education and fund research to combat brain-aging diseases that affect women.
70% of Alzheimer's patients will be women yet researchers have yet to discover why women suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men as they age. The Women's Brain Health Initiative wants to change this. Care to join us?

 

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A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Epigenetic changes affect the expression or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence and [...]

Depression, MCI Combo Dramatically Increases Brain Aging

Older adults with both depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may have brain biomarkers signifying an increased risk for accelerated brain aging, which could then lead to the development of dementia, new research suggests. The study, which included 80 patients older than 64 years with depression, showed that those who also [...]

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