Published Research on BrainHQ’s Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life

When people have better brain fitness, they can notice the difference in their quality of life. That may be because having a sharper, faster brain can help a person be more engaged in the world. The large-scale and prestigious ACTIVE Study showed that using a specific BrainHQ exercise—Double Decision—can help protect health-related quality of life over time. Among other things, the data show:


  • that people who used this BrainHQ exercise were protected against declines in health-related quality of life two years later, compared to a control group, and still protected even five years later.
  • that people’s self-rated health was higher among people who used BrainHQ’s training compared to a control group.
  • that predicted medical expenditures, as calculated by a model developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, was ~3.5% lower in the group that used the BrainHQ exercise compared to a control group.


Information and citations for studies on how BrainHQ training impacts quality of life

In general, these studies were conducted in cognitively healthy adults aged 65 and older, and in some cases, aged 50 and older. Remember that studies show average results, and that individual results will vary. Where published studies make reference to clinical populations, it is for informational purposes only. BrainHQ is not intended to diagnose or treat any clinical condition.


The effects of the ACTIVE cognitive training trial on clinically relevant declines in health-related quality of life
Wolinsky et al. (2006)
Journal of Gerontology, Series B
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The ACTIVE cognitive training trial and health-related quality of life: Protection that lasts for 5 years
Wolinsky et al. (2006)
Intergenerational Psychogeriatrics
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Speed of processing training protects self-rated health in older adults: Enduring effects observed in the multi-site ACTIVE randomized controlled trial
Wolinsky et al. (2010)
Journal of Gerontology, Series A
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The ACTIVE cognitive training trial and predicted medical expenditures
Wolinsky et al. (2009)
BMC Health Services Research
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