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New Brain Guide
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 8:55 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4234


UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has recently launched BrainGuide, a first-of-its-kind platform that empowers people with knowledge and resources to take the best next steps in managing their own or a loved one’s brain health. 

 

With more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s cases in people over 65 years old going unrecognized, there is an immense need, now more than ever, for brain health awareness and earlier detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

BrainGuide can help whether you’re interested in protecting your brain health, if you’ve been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s, or if you’re concerned about a family member.  

 

BrainGuide begins with an automated, confidential self-administered memory questionnaire, that can be taken on behalf of yourself or someone you care about. The questionnaire was based on validated questionnaires that have been adapted for the phone and the web.

Once an individual completes the questionnaire, BrainGuide offers tailored resources based on the answers provided to help you find the best next steps in your or a loved one’s brain health journey. BrainGuide does not provide a diagnosis.

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s worked in close collaboration with medical, technology, and industry experts to innovate and carefully create BrainGuide. BrainGuide was developed with in-kind and financial support from Biogen. The platform runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), using state-of-the-art technologies to power the memory questionnaire capability and make it available to anyone with a telephone or Internet access.

The platform builds on UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Be Brain Powerful Campaign, which is a proud partner to The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and aims to empower communities to take steps to maintain their brain health.

 

BrainGuide is free, easy to access and available in both English and Spanish.

 

I encourage you to take the first step in acting on your brain health today by visiting mybrainguide.org or calling 855-BRAIN-411.