Lumosity helps people from all walks of life reach peak mental performance. Our 20 million members come from all age groups, professions, education levels, and even health conditions. That’s why one of Lumosity’s research initiatives partners with medical doctors, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, and other clinicians to learn how our games can help people suffering from cognitive impairments.
Lumosity recently launched the Clinical Access Research and Engagement (CARE) program, which has touched over 1000 patients and 70+ clinicians so far. CARE allows clinicians to include Lumosity in their patients’ comprehensive training programs for free. Patients are given access to Lumosity’s full suite of games and training programs through one-month trials. In turn, clinicians share results which help us improve the Lumosity product.
Dr. Melissa Jenkins, a clinical neuropsychologist at Brainworks Rhode Island and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, joined CARE last summer after receiving many requests from her patients struggling to improve memory and attention. She began looking into brain training programs, tested Lumosity for herself, and liked what she saw:
“I tried Lumosity and found the program easy and enjoyable to use – some are even as fun as video games, which bodes well for people’s likeliness to continue to use them over time. I even found myself improving on cognitive tasks with continued use.”
Based on her own experience with Lumosity, Dr. Jenkins decided to join the CARE program last summer. Dr. Jenkins reports hopeful results so far: “I think brain training programs like Lumosity have great promise for helping patients improve memory and attention, and for helping patients track their own strengths and weaknesses.”
We’re excited about providing more clinicians and patients with access to Lumosity, and we will be expanding the CARE program in 2012.
Clinical patients are just one of the many groups capable of great improvement thanks to Lumosity—everyone can benefit from training. Why not do a daily session today?