Cognivue Thrive is a computerized cognitive assessment tool that helps evaluate cognitive functions including memory, visuospatial, and executive functions. This device is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used by neurologists to assess cognitive health.
This is not a stand-alone diagnostic tool, but can be used as an adjunctive tool to help assess a user’s cognitive function.
Memory loss and cognitive impairment is not a normal part of aging, but aging becomes a risk factor if certain underlying conditions are not managed or treated properly. Specific conditions that can result in memory loss or cognitive impairment include: diabetes, sleep disorders, cardiovascular issues, poor lifestyle choices, hearing or vision loss, medication side effects, vitamin B12 deficiency, sports that impact the head, stress, depression, anxiety.
There are 15 stress related disorders (which challenge the body’s natural homeostasis/resting state) that have been identified to be risk factors for memory loss and cognitive impairment in published studies. The 15 stress disorders include: anxiety, blurred vision, depression, diabetes, drinking alcohol, exercising, financial strain, hearing loss, hypertension, overweight, poor diet, poor sleep, smoking cigarettes, socializing, and using recreational drugs.
If these stress disorders are not addressed early enough, they could be irreversible. Early intercession can help to slow the progression of cognitive decline!
The key to reducing someone’s risk of memory loss and overall cognitive impairment is early detection! Studies have shown that taking proactive steps now may help to reduce a person’s risk of getting dementia. Even someone who is already experiencing memory or other cognitive issues can do things now to help slow their memory loss and improve their recall ability.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, between 2000 to 2017, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased by 145%. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia – it kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. (Talk about the economic impacts on people and the United States as a whole?)
The Brain Health Score shows the results of the Cognivue Thrive assessment and helps evaluate the user’s cognitive ability.
The results of the Cognivue Thrive assessment show:
There are five exercises within the assessment. There will be 6 separately scored exercises: motor skills, visual acuity, word perception, shape perception, word memory, shape memory.
Exercise 1: Motor Skills & Visual Acuity
Exercise 2: Word Perception
Exercise 3: Shape Perception
Exercise 4: Word Memory
Exercise 5: Shape Memory
Cognivue Thrive was created for individuals (adults, older adults, and even children) who are concerned about their memory, performance, and/or are interested in learning about their overall cognitive abilities.
It is recommended for each individual to establish a baseline score, then to have ongoing annual assessment. If at least one of the five Brain Health Score values is in the yellow zone, we will make recommendations for lifestyle changes and brain supplements, then reassess in 3-4 months. Evaluating how each of the five Brain Health Scores change overtime will enable users to identify improvements and/or early detection of any decline in cognitive ability. This information may need to be shared with the user’s physician for further evaluation, and assistance in determining causes of the cognitive decline and developing treatment plans.
Each assessment costs $39. The program includes a paper and computerized copy of your assessment results, a Cogniwell action plan, and personalized recommendations by a Cognivue Specialist all during the same appointment.
It is not covered by insurance; however, Cognivue Thrive is FSA and HSA eligible.