MyBrainTest (MyBrainTest.org) is an online brain health and wellness resource. We provide an independent source of information on brain health screening tests for memory loss, Alzheimer’s & dementia, brain injuries such as sports concussions, along with evidence-based measures for healthy cognitive aging.
Globally, we are at the front edge of a rising wave of dementia impairment as the population ages, and this wave of millions will severely strain national health care systems. Early intervention with baseline memory screening and testing will be key to managing exploding health care costs associated with Alzheimer’s and other age related cognitive impairments.
There are at least 1.4 million cases of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year in the US, with children and young adults comprising a large percentage. In addition, over 350,000 US service members have sustained blast related and other TBI injuries since 2001. National standards for TBI assessment and rehabilitation need to be developed.
Founder & Editor
Christian Elliott founded MyBrainTest to communicate the benefit of standardized cognitive health assessments for all ages (children to seniors), and how simple cognitive tests can improve quality of health care and quality of life.
Christian evaluated several neurocognitive assessment tools during his work in a neuroscience research lab attached to the Institute for Neural Computation at the University of California San Diego and Salk Institute, and recognized how these low cost, reliable computerized cognitive tests could be used for early diagnosis of memory loss and cognitive impairment that can lead to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Christian began his career in the technology industry with Oracle Corporation where he had several management and technical consulting roles. He later joined SAIC Health Solutions, where he designed and implemented electronic health record (EHR) systems for government and commercial health care providers. LinkedIn
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