Health-eBrain Study to Launch Phase II

Health-eBrain Study to Launch Phase II Mobile Platform Captures and Analyzes Cognitive and Emotional Health of Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients Toronto – BrightFocus Foundation, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, AnthroTronix, and Mindoula, have launched Phase II of the Health-eBrain Study, investigating the impact the Alzheimer’s caregiving experience has on brain and behavioral health. The announcement will be made at the Global Alliance for Women’s Brain Health Luncheon at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto on July 26, 2016. More than 1,000 caregivers were recruited for Phase I of the study, which documented cognitive impairment in the informal caregiver population compared with matched controls. An informal caregiver is defined as an unpaid person without formal training, such as a family member, who provides care for an individual with dementia. “Given the results we found in Phase I, we have set two goals for Phase II. The first is to look at caregiver stressors that could be possible causes for this cognitive impairment as well as provide an intervention that could help these caregivers with their mental health,” said Dr. Cori Lathan, board chair and CEO of AnthroTronix. “The rigor of science can help us better understand and improve caregivers’ health,” said BrightFocus President and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller. “BrightFocus is honored to support such innovative research.” In Phase II, an international cohort of caregivers will use DANATM, AnthroTronix’s FDA-cleared brain health assessment mobile app, to assess their cognitive function over 12 weeks. DANA provides detailed feedback about brain function that can be analyzed for changes over time. All participants in Phase II will use DANA, with some participants also using Mindoula. DANA will track...