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

When people have better brain fitness, they sometimes find they have better overall health, too. That may be because having a healthy brain can protect against certain health challenges, like falling. Several studies have shown that using BrainHQ exercises can help protect health over time. Some of the most interesting are based on the data from the largest cognitive training study on adults, the ACTIVE Study. Among other things, the data show:

 

  • that people who used a BrainHQ exercise were protected against declines in health-related quality of life two years later, when compared to two groups that did other brain training (not from BrainHQ), and still protected even five years later.
  • that people’s self-rated health was higher among people who used BrainHQ’s training as opposed to memory or reasoning training not from BrainHQ.

 

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

“The effects of the ACTIVE cognitive training trial on clinically relevant declines in health-related quality of life”
Published in: Journal of Gerontology, Series B
Lead Author: Fred Wolinsky, PhD, University of Iowa
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“The ACTIVE cognitive training trial and health-related quality of life: Protection that lasts for 5 years”
Published in: Intergenerational Psychogeriatrics
Lead Author: Fred Wolinsky, PhD, University of Iowa
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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”
Published in: Journal of Gerontology, Series A
Lead Author: Fred Wolinsky, PhD, University of Iowa
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“Advanced cognitive training for breast cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial”
Published in: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Lead author: Diane Von Ah, PhD, Indiana University School of Nursing
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