Healthy Aging Brain

Do You Find Youself Worrying About:

  • Memory Loss and forgetting important details, names, or events more frequently?
  • A decline in cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving and decision-making?
  • The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia?
  • How to maintain overall brain health and prevent age-related cognitive decline?
  • The possibility of developing neurological disorders that can impact mental functions?
  • Difficulties in maintaining focus and attention?
  • A decrease in mental agility, affecting your ability to learn new things or adapt to new situations?
  • How cognitive changes might impact your overall quality of life in terms of independence and daily functioning?
  • The influence of lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, on your brain health?
  • The increased vulnerability to brain injuries and the potential long-term consequences?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Healthy Aging Brain Program Research Study may be right for you!

What is the Healthy Aging Brain Program Research Study?

Our expertise and reputation in concussion management and sports performance vision training provided the clinical experience, data and passion to focus on a more advanced area of neurocognitive health.

Using a validated cognitive assessment tool and the Honsberger Physio+ concussion assessment protocol as the as leading components, we are proud to launch our Healthy Aging Brain Program Research Study - a one of a kind cognitive evaluation experience without rivals! 

Supported by funding from the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) Spark grant, Honsberger Physio+ is actively recruiting up to 100 individuals to participate in a research study on the Healthy Aging Brain Program.  Participants in this research study will be given access to the program free of charge.

What can I Expect with the Healthy Aging Brain Program Research Study?

The Healthy Aging Brain Research Study will be split into two parts and will include both in-person and at-home components.
Part One: a 1 hour in-person clinical evaluation with HAB program staff that examines:
  • Neurocognitive skills
  • Balance
  • Breathing
  • Vision contrast sensitivity
  • The autonomic nerve system
Part Two: an at-home component completed independently by the client that includes:
  • An assessment using Creyos (an online cognitive evaluation tool)
  • Adrenal Function + Free Radical Urinalysis
  • Cognitive Lifestyle Questionnaire
  • Sleep Questionnaire
  • Personality Questionnaire


Goals for our Clients with the Healthy Aging Brain Program Research Study:

  • Provide a detailed cognitive evaluation of the aging healthy brain
  • Identify lifestyle factors that may identify an individual at risk for cognitive decline
  • Create an intervention plan to assist in maintenance a healthy brain
  • Referral back to the family doctor for alternate evaluations for those at risk

Who Should Apply for the Healthy Aging Brain Program Research Study?

  • New and existing clients:
  • With and without family history of cognitive decline
  • With and without concussion history (> 2 concussions)
  • Male and female
  • Aged 30+
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Able and willing to come onsite to visits

Why is the Healthy Aging Brain Program Research Study Important?

Identifying cognitive issues early on is crucial for several reasons, particularly when it comes to mitigating the risk of dementia and other neurocognitive disorders:

  • Early Intervention: Recognizing cognitive issues at an early stage allows for timely intervention. Addressing potential problems before they escalate enables individuals to implement lifestyle changes, adopt healthier habits, and seek medical advice promptly.
  • Lifestyle Modification: Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, mental stimulation, and social engagement play a significant role in brain health. Identifying cognitive issues early provides an opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes that can potentially slow down or even reverse cognitive decline.

  • Risk Reduction: Early detection allows individuals to identify and modify risk factors associated with neurocognitive disorders. By managing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, individuals can reduce the overall risk of developing dementia.

  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Implementing lifestyle changes in the early stages of cognitive decline can contribute to an improved quality of life. It may help individuals maintain independence, sustain social relationships, and continue engaging in meaningful activities.

  • Optimal Treatment Planning: Early identification allows healthcare professionals to tailor treatment plans based on the specific needs of the individual. This may include medication, cognitive therapies, or other interventions aimed at preserving cognitive function and slowing down the progression of cognitive decline.

  • Increased Awareness and Education: Early detection fosters greater awareness about the importance of brain health and dementia risk factors. It encourages individuals to stay informed, adopt brain-healthy habits, and actively participate in activities that promote cognitive well-being.

  • Family and Caregiver Planning: Early identification provides an opportunity for individuals and their families to plan for the future. This may involve making decisions about living arrangements, financial matters, and caregiving, ensuring a more coordinated and supportive approach to managing cognitive decline.

Early identification of cognitive issues is pivotal for implementing proactive measures that can positively impact brain health, reduce the risk of dementia, and contribute to a higher quality of life as individuals age.

Research Study Details: In this study, up to 100 eligible participants will complete the two parts of the HAB program. Afterwards, study participants will receive a detailed written report that provides them with their cognitive health results, an analysis of their risk factors and suggestions for next steps to maintain a healthy brain. There is no fee to participate in this study since it is offered as part of a research grant that, through discoveries and innovations that are made, aims to support everybody’s brain health. 
 
Your participation in this research is entirely voluntary and is based upon a few qualifying factors. All the information that we gather through this project will be kept entirely confidential. You can withdraw your participation at any time. Whether or not you choose to participate in this research study will have no impact on your ability to receive care at Honsberger Physio+.
 
If this is something that might be of interest to you, the first step is to complete the following application form to determine your eligibility for the research study.  Eligible candidates will be randomly selected into pre-determined study cohorts and invited to participate in the research study until each cohort's target number is reached.

Honsberger Physio+ has been a leader in the concussion field for over 20 years!

We have experience working with mild to severe concussions from the moment they happen during a sport, in a car accident, in everyday life or at work.

By identifying a gap in the baseline assessment protocol for athletes, we developed our own proprietary baseline concussion testing and recovery protocol by combining a number of proven approaches to address all facets of the brain by assessing decision-making, reaction time, recall, concentration, balance, and memory.

This led to our passion to provide standardized cognitive evaluations to objectively check up on areas such as memory, attention, reasoning, and verbal ability all cognitive abilities you need to function optimally in everyday life.

It's not a test it's a quick check up on how you're doing today, like a blood pressure cuff for your brain.

It all starts with an engaging and scientifically-validated cognitive assessment!

But what is a 'Healthy Aging Brain'?

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

ARE WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK OF DEVELOPING DEMENTIA THAN MEN?

HEARING, VISION AND YOUR RISK OF COGNITIVE DECLINE

ARE YOU A COGNITIVE SUPER AGER? IF NOT, DO YOU WANT TO BE?

A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE AND YOUR BRAIN

RISK FACTORS FOR DEMENTIA

Using Engaging and Scientifically Validated Cognitive Assessment Platforms

All Honsberger Physio+ Baseline Concussion Tests, Concussion Assessments and Cognitive Assessments use cutting edge platforms to accurately measure brain health. Your healthcare practitioner will use these tools to assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your care plan is on the right track, including:

Still not sure where to start? Email us!
efan@honsbergerphysio.com

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