Women’s Brain Health Day is an annual awareness day to bring attention to the importance of including sex and gender in research and to shine a spotlight on the fact that many brain health conditions, such as dementia, stroke and depression, occur more frequently in women than in 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 education programs, grounded in science, so there is a greater understanding by the public of the best ways to prolong their cognitive vitality.
Many disorders associated with brain aging inexplicably affect women, and there has been a lack of research to understand why. Taking sex (biological factors) and gender (social influences) into account is necessary for equality in health and precision medicine.
Here at the Peachland Wellness Centre, we have access to a variety of resources and organizations that we can share with people of ALL AGES in our community on this and any other health and wellness needs you may have.
Article Sources: World Stroke Organization, World Stroke Day 2021, World Stroke Day Campaign, accessed October 2021 <https://www.world-stroke.org/world-stroke-day-campaign/world-stroke-day>
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