What's new: Creating your blueprint for a wellness-based community.

Industry News

[REMEMBER THIS] New cognitive health platform targets adults with memory loss

On April 6, digital therapeutics company Together Senior Health launched an evidence-based cognitive health platform aimed at reducing the impact of memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia for older adults while relieving stress for their caregivers. The platform features movement therapy programs that engage the brain and are backed by research developed with grants from the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s Association and other donors in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco.

With Together Senior Health’s integrated platform, the company aims to deepen its impact by enabling Medicare plans to provide more supportive cognitive care to their members, building upon existing services and streamlining eligible participants’ enrollment in their comprehensive treatment plans.

The platform uses movement, body awareness, community, emotional well-being and a sense of purpose to improve cognitive health. One of the platform's signature features, MOVING Together™, combines clinical, evidence-based movement therapy to help people living with cognitive decline remain independent while reducing isolation. MOVING Together™ instructors support member enrollment and assign participants to cohorts that meet virtually twice weekly for one-hour sessions, encouraging movement and activities within small groups that foster connection.

A pilot clinical trial found that an in-person version of MOVING Together™ had numerous benefits, including improving patients' cognitive and physical function and quality of life while reducing caregiver burden, and was shown to be 2 to 3 times more effective than best-in-class drugs. Subsequent studies found that the program improves physical function, cognitive function, emotional well-being, and social connection in people living with memory loss. The program is also being implemented in US Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes.

Right now, interested participants are invited to enroll in a free research trial. To learn more and participate, click here

 

Do you have news to share?
The ICAA welcomes your news submissions. Please send your press releases to colinmilner@icaa.cc-the ICAA's email for submissions-and staff will consider your news for possible publication. Newsworthy topics include such things as center/community openings; initiative or campaign launches; announcements of awards, promotions or grants; and other topics of interest to active-aging professionals.

Share