AnthroTronix partners with the 21CBT and Lumosity on a new Virtual Study to Assess Cognitive Toll of Caregiving

Early Alert and Call Out for Caregivers to Guard Their Health Washington, D.C. – A pioneering online health study to assess the cognitive toll of Alzheimer’s and dementias caregiving using online brain performance tests was officially announced today at a ReACT/AARP event. Employers from more than 75 corporations, academic institutions, non- profits and government attended the event, which was held at AARP’s Washington, DC headquarters. The 21CBT®/Caregiver Health-eBrain Study is the first of its kind to characterize the brain health profile of caregivers as measured by Lumosity’s cognitive assessment, Brain Performance Test (BPT), in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, compared with aggregate scores of the general population. This one-time, online self-assessment takes less that 30 minutes to complete. The virtual study brings together three Alzheimer’s non-profits that form the 21st Century BrainTrust® (21CBT), Lumosity, a leading brain training program, and AnthroTronix, an innovator in the field of mobile health technology as well as other prominent Alzheimer’s- serving organizations. Open to the first 10,000 caregivers, the 21CBT/Caregiver Health-eBrain Study can be accessed via the websites of the 21st Century BrainTrust partners or directly through www.health-ebrainstudy.org. A video trailer is available here. Changes in cognitive efficiency are closely linked and can occur with depression, fatigue, stress, and long-term chronic illness. This impact is particularly severe for caregivers of individuals with complex chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s and other dementias, two-thirds of whom are women. The physical, mental and emotional burden over time can take as much as ten years off a family caregiver’s life. It also can increase the caregiver’s own risk for dementia. “Over fifteen million unpaid individuals...