January 15, 2024
WESTPORT, CT — Maplewood Senior Living has joined an observational study with BrainCheck to help researchers better understand normal age-related cognition among healthy adults.
BrainCheck’s technology objectively detects signs of cognitive impairment, which may have an association with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. After the assessment is completed, BrainCheck’s algorithm assigns the patient overall and domain-level performance scores supported by a growing normative database, empowering clinicians with meaningful data to assess, analyze, and act on their patients’ cognitive concerns earlier and more effectively.
The study evaluates patients on a number of metrics, including memory, attention, and executive function by evaluating a healthy population of adults aged 50 and over. The study aims to recruit 1,200 participants in total and is continuing to enroll. All seven of Maplewood’s Connecticut communities have been contributing to these efforts.
“Our partnership with BrainCheck exemplifies Maplewood’s dedication to thought leadership in the senior living industry,” said Vice President of Health and Wellness Brian Geyser in a press release. “Through the Center for Aging Innovation, we are continuously seeking ways to improve the lives of our residents, and this study is a testament to our commitment to enhancing early detection of cognitive decline. Our participation in this study is a prime example of Maplewood’s commitment to enhancing cognitive care.”
“BrainCheck’s platform offers rapid, reliable resources to support accurate assessments, stratify individual risk, and deliver actionable insights that can help preserve patient brain health,” said Bin Huang, Principal Scientist, BrainCheck, Inc. “With this research, we aim to better understand the course of cognitive decline as a person ages, which will further improve our normative database and ultimately, our technology. Our partnership with Maplewood helped us to refine the program, and the insights gained from residents aged 80 and older have been particularly valuable in understanding cognitive impairment and decline in this age category.”
The Center for Aging Innovation at Maplewood Senior Living has also piloted other technologies aimed to enhance the lives of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including SafelyYou, whose consent-activated cameras detect adverse safety events and prompt rapid staff response.
Based in Westport, Connecticut, Maplewood Senior Living operates 16 senior living communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. There is an Upper East Side location in Manhattan, New York, within the company’s newest brand, Inspīr, and a second Inspīr location is under development in Washington, D.C.