DID YOU KNOW…

Almost 70% of those with Alzheimer’s disease are women.

Women with early memory changes decline about twice as fast as men and end up worse off, too.

Women suffer from depression, stress, and anxiety twice as much as men.

Women take longer to recover from concussions and have more severe symptoms than men.

Four times as many women have multiple sclerosis as men, and more and more women are developing it.

Stroke disproportionately affects women: more women die of stroke, have worse outcomes after stroke, and face more challenges as they recover.

Despite these alarming statistics, the vast majority of research into these disorders focuses on men.

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) helps protect women’s brain health by focusing its resources on research to combat brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women, and by creating compelling preventative health programs, grounded in science, so that there is a greater understanding of the best ways to protect our brain heath and prolong our cognitive vitality.

YOU CAN HELP

The Stand AheadTM Challenge aims to increase awareness and donations that allow WBHI to reach more – and teach more – through a dynamic and interactive experience, giving you the opportunity to share how you are standing up against research bias and standing ahead for women’s brain health, support the vital work that we do, and challenge others to participate.

If you are unable to complete a headstand, simply nominate someone to #StandAhead on your behalf, and share a photo of you beside him or her as you stand up for women’s brain health.

Despite these alarming statistics, the vast majority of research into these disorders focuses on men.

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) helps protect women’s brain health by focusing its resources on research to combat brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women, and by creating compelling preventative health programs, grounded in science, so that there is a greater understanding of the best ways to protect our brain heath and prolong our cognitive vitality.

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