WHY FOCUS ON WOMEN’S BRAIN HEALTH?
IT’S TIME FOR SCIENTISTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FEMALE BRAIN.
70% of new Alzheimer’s patients will be women, but no one knows why. Is it stress, hormones, estrogen deficiency, or something about the female brain itself? Women’s brain health is the next frontier to conquer, similar to the Breast Cancer campaign of 30 years ago. We need research to find the answers so that we can stay brain healthy longer and stay connected to family, friends and everything else that makes our lives meaningful. Women of Baycrest wants to fund this type of research.
Women of Baycrest is leading an ambitious $5 million campaign in support of the Women’s Brain Health Research Fund to raise money for a new Research Chair in Women’s Brain Health & Aging as well as innovative education initiatives. The objective is to increase the amount of scientific knowledge about women’s brain health and aging, and disseminate this knowledge for the benefit of women everywhere.