What We Measure
What We Measure
BrainCare gives people a clear “snapshot” of their brain fitness
The brain is complex. It monitors the state of the body and its environment, controls the body’s motion and also performs many of the higher level cognitive functions that allow us to think, plan, and accomplish the tasks in our daily lives. Cognitive functions are the basis for our activities of daily living and include the ability to shop, talk on the telephone, manage finances, drive, as well as to learn something new. While it is true that most brain functions involve much coordination between different brain regions, we also know that certain brain functions can be tested separately. Neuropsychologists have defined a set of basic cognitive functions that underlie brain wellness.
BrainCare brain fitness tests follow the neuropsychological tradition by measuring:
• Executive Function
• Visual Spatial
• Verbal Function
• Problem Solving
• Working Memory
In addition, BrainCare offers questionnaire-based scales for psychosocial factors that may impact brain wellness.
"It offers concrete data that can help identify which spheres of cognition are being affected."
“Allows easier access to cognitive assessments with good efficacy in a reasonable time frame."
“Longitudinal follow up with repeat testing sessions is also one of its strengths.”
“It's a peer-reviewed test that provides results that can be used to help improve care.”
“It allows for numeric and graphic comparisons both to 'normal' scores and also previous tests of same individual.”
“It lends the examiner credence when showing the results "in black and white.”
“Allows a more objective cognitive assessment and the results are often not obvious on interview.”
“This is a valuable tool that gives insight into current cognitive levels."
“Results are immediately available and the data can be instantly absorbed."
“People of a wide age range are able to perform this test with minimal to no computer knowledge.”
“… people appreciate having a time-efficient method of evaluating their cognition.”
“It's a convenient, on-site tool that provides a snapshot with a fair level of detail pertaining to one's cognitive abilities.”
“Provides a convenient, objective, cognitive assessment at low cost.”
“It is easy to use - it can be very time savvy”
“A more objective assessment of cognitive function”
“Good tool for establishing a baseline and tracking progress.”
“It creates an objective report.”