McCain Whole Health Care Offers Cognitive Assessments to Objectively Measure Important Cognitive Trends
As part of our commitment to whole health, we are inviting clients to use Cambridge Brain Science assessments as standard practice 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 checkup on how you’re doing today, like a blood pressure cuff for your brain.
The baseline assessment (updated yearly), involves 12 tests and takes 40 minutes. There is an abbreviated test of 6 tasks, lasting 19 minutes, for shorter interval testing. Beyond that, there are targeted tests for concentration, verbal ability, reasoning and memory that take 5-16 minutes.
The use of cognitive testing can be helpful to track how specific lifestyle changes, nutraceuticals, and/or pharmaceuticals affect your brain health, and thus provide an objective measure of the therapeutic benefits of specific interventions.
Why is Measuring Cognitive Health Important?
We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or have “brain fog,” while other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? Are lifestyle or health changes making a difference? That’s where cognitive assessment comes in. By putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them. When your brain is performing, every activity in your daily life will be easier, from remembering where you parked your car to doing your taxes.
CBS Health: An Engaging and Scientifically-Validated Cognitive Assessment Platform
McCain Whole Health Care uses a leading cognitive assessment platform, CBS Health, to quickly measure brain health. We will offer these measures to assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your wellness program is on the right track.
The CBS Health tasks have been validated by decades of scientific research, and are proven to measure the most important aspects of cognition. Performance is directly linked with the areas of your brain that are active when you’re at your sharpest. But more importantly, the tasks are fun, and only take 1.5 – 3 minutes each to complete. Now, not only will you feel better, but you can objectively track how your brain is responding to lifestyle changes.
How Do I Get Started?
Interested? The introductory annual price of $45 includes unlimited assessments. Ask Dr. McCain how to incorporate cognitive assessments into your wellness plan!