Published Research on Whether BrainHQ Use Affects Medical Costs

If better cognitive health can affect many aspects of safety and well-being, it might save money in healthcare costs. Two scientific articles have now suggested that BrainHQ training can do just that.

  • The large-scale and prestigious ACTIVE study showed that medical expenditures declined by $223 one year after training, and $128 per year five years after training for people who trained with BrainHQ. The costs for people who used two other types of cognitive training—a memory training program and a reasoning training program not associated with BrainHQ—did not decline.
  • A pilot study showed that costs of hospitalizations and tests among heart failure patients who used a set of BrainHQ exercises were lower than for those who participated in a health education program instead.

Information and citations for studies showing how BrainHQ training affects medical costs

In general, these studies were conducted in cognitively healthy adults aged 65 and older, and in some cases, aged 50 and older. 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 ACTIVE cognitive training trial and predicted medical expenditures”
    Published in: BMC Health Services Research
    Lead Author: Fredric D. Wolinsky, PhD, University of Iowa
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  • “Healthcare resource use among heart failure patients in a randomized pilot study of a cognitive training intervention”
    Published in: Heart and Lung
    Lead Author: Susan J. Pressler, PhD, RN, University of Michigan
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