Research Mission Statement
Our company is founded, and thrives upon, research. We aim to research at the highest level of scientific rigor and strive to partner with academic institutions and companies that believe in this mission. Our products are formulated in research and customized based on empirical data. It’s how our company was formed and will always be our backbone.
Current Research on Cognitive Prevention/Intervention for Early Stage Dementia:
- As of early 2017, there has been a strong escalation of research in the area of cognitive prevention/intervention for early stage dementia. Our read of the literature is that, at present, it is most certainly mixed, with stronger research groups and resulting sounder methodology emerging. Overall, there appears to be cautious hope, with a healthy amount of skepticism and critique.
- Below are seminal articles in this particular area:
DenBoer, J.W. & Khalsa, D.S. (2017). Strategic Memory Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Training (SMART):
Temporary Improvement for MCI/VCI via Systematic Novel Cognitive Exercise.
DenBoer, J.W., & Khalsa, D.S. (2017). Strategic Memory Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Training (SMART):
Cognitive Intervention for Amnestic-type Mild Cognitive Impairment.
DenBoer, J.W. & Khalsa, D.S. (2016). Emerging Techniques on Cognitive Intervention for Early Stage Dementia.
For more information or to request reprints of published articles, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Current State of Cognitive Prevention and Intervention Techniques for Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Stage Dementia (Applied Neuropsychology)
At present, we have presented at the following peer-reviewed conferences:
2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (Toronto, Canada)
SMART: Cognitive Mitigation for Amnestic-type Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
2016 Clinical Trials of Alzheimer’s-Related Dementia (San Diego, CA)
DenBoer, J.W. (2016). Strategic Memory Alzheimers Rehabilitation Training (SMART): Cognitive Protection and Intervention for Amnestic-type Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
DenBoer, J.W. (2016). Strategic Memory Alzheimers Rehabilitation Training (SMART) Memory Program: Temporary Improvement for MCI/VCI Via Systematic Novel Cognitive Exercise.
Arizona Alzheimers Consortium Conference
DenBoer, J.W. & Valla, J. (2017): Strategic Memory Alzheimers Rehabilitation Training (SMART): Cognitive Mitiigation for Amnestic-type Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
We are also anticipating presenting research at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) and the 2017 International meeting of the Alzheimers Association in Spring and Summer of 2017, respectively.
We are involved in the following research studies. Note: all our research studies are longitudinal in nature; randomized clinical trials denoted by *
- Longitudinal research study examining over 500 participants in the Phoenix Valley (3+ years; ongoing)
- Longitudinal research study examining 100 Veterans in the Phoenix Valley
- *Examining the benefit of Brain U online in mitigating MCI progression and onset (joint study with Saccadous) – Phoenix Valley
- Examining the benefit of Brain U online in mitigating MCI progression and onset (joint study with UCLA) – LA
We have been the fortunate recipients of research grants from the following agencies:
- America’s Mighty Warrior – Debbie Lee, hyperlink to: http://americasmightywarriors.org/
- Alzheimer’s Research Prevention Foundation (ARPF), hyperlink to: http://alzheimersprevention.org/
- Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) (State Grant, partial amount used to fund research), hyperlink to: http://www.azcommerce.com/
Grand Canyon University – Dr. Jon Valla
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) –
Consultant Dr. Gary Small: http://www.bri.ucla.edu/people/gary-w-small-md
Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium