This content raises awareness of the experiences of those who identify as women and/or are biologically female. We go on to explore the broader impact of sex and gender on dementia. We have gathered resources from around the world to put a spotlight on this important topic.
Women’s Brain Health is a Canadian and United States charitable foundation established in 2012 and is solely dedicated to protecting the brain health of women
- The effects of hormones on brain health
- Sex & gender differences in Alzheimer prevention research
- The long term cognitive effects of estrogen therapy in older Trans women
- Does a second X chromosome boost women's resilience against Alzheimer
- Gender disparity in brain health & the Alzheimer's epidemic
Alzheimer Diseases International the global voice on Dementia
- Women and Dementia report 2015 Summary Sheet
- Women and Dementia report 2015 Full report
- Women carry the weight of global dementia crisis - News release March 2017
Society for Women’s Health Research a United States-based non-profit dedicated to improving women’s health through science, policy and education
- How does Alzheimer affect women and men differently
- Why women might be at a higher risk for Alzheimer
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
The Dana Foundation
Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging - Women, Sex, Gender and Dementia program this research team captures important sex and gender differences in the prevalence, incidence, symptoms and progression of neurodegenerative diseases.
Women’s Brain Project a Swiss-based international non-profit organization focused on sex and gender determinants of brain and mental health as a gateway to precision medicine.
Academic articles on gender and sex in dementia
Andrew & Tierney The puzzle of sex, gender and AD Dementia
ASRP video from Dec 16th presentation on Gender and Sex link to come
Women with Dementia Living Strong highlighting the research project of Dr. Elaine Wiersma of Lakehead University, in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. The research studies women with dementia living in the community.
How menopause affects the brain TED talk Subtitles available in French and 18 other languages: Lisa Mosconi Ph.D., Director of Women’s Brain Initiative, Associate Director of Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology, 2019
How women can prevent dementia, By How To Academy It is never too late to take care of yourself. In this ground-breaking talk, Dr. Lisa Mosconi presents ground-breaking science revealing how to protect the female brain from dementia, 2020
Presentation by Dr. Gillian Einstein a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, and a member of both the Institute for Life Course & Aging and the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also the Founder of the Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health at the University of Toronto, The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair of Women’s Brain Health and Aging, and Guest Professor of Neuroscience and Gender Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
- Women and Dementia: Understanding sex/gender differences in the brain May 2018
- Why do more women than men have Alzheimer's disease? Sep 2020
- Books/magazines related to the topic of sex and gender
Print/ online resources
Additional information from ASO
Alzheimer Awareness Month
- Alicia Story