LCB Senior Living is the only company in the industry to have a partnership with REACT Neuro, a team of world-renowned neuroscientists and engineers who have created technology that measures brain health in minutes, allowing us to suggest lifestyle changes to optimize cognitive wellness.
In our ever-evolving effort to enhance our residents’ wellbeing and promote good cognitive health, LCB is the only company in the industry to offer residents and their families access to the groundbreaking REACT Neuro program.
REACT Neuro, a team that is transforming the world’s knowledge of and access to cognitive health information, seeks to provide unprecedented insight into how our brains change as we age. In most communities residents have access to data that sheds a light on their individual brain health and allows us to suggest changes in behavior and diet to optimize cognitive wellness.
REACT is a team of preeminent neuroscientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, including brain health consultants to the New England Patriots NFL football franchise. They have built a digital platform to measure, track, quantify, and, eventually (pending FDA approval), predict brain health. The REACT team, in partnership with LCB, is focused on quantifying brain health objectively through science-based digital examination, aiming to fundamentally transform care for the aging brain.
Through various exams, REACT is able to provide seniors and their loved ones with essential brain health information that allows them, their physicians, and their senior living communities to provide the right level of care at the right time.
REACT uses various digital exams (developed with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital) via a virtual reality headset to record an individual’s cognitive and physical health through eye movement and voice responses.
During a simply five-minute set of tests, administered and repeated over the course of months, the data establishes a benchmark and then records successive snapshots of the individual’s brain health over time. This gives physicians relevant data to illustrate progress or decline in several metrics, including memory.
Just like cholesterol and blood pressure inform our understanding about heart health, cerebral markers such as your reflexes, cognition, mood, and balance are indicators of brain health.
Looking at changes in exam results will allow REACT and LCB to connect fluctuations in participant’s brain activity to actual trends in their health. Whether it’s developing new exercise habits or therapies or informing different nutritional needs, the goal is to address changes in the aging brain before they become symptoms of diseases.
Predictive innovations like REACT Neuro provide exciting new insights for physicians and care providers never before achieved. Such tools and new technologies, combined with an increasingly sophisticated understanding of how exercise, brain health, diet, mental stimulation, and more help to keep our brains smart, can inform us on our journey toward healthier aging. Ultimately, REACT Neuro aims to help us live longer, more fulfilling lives.
Leading the Team
One of REACT Neuro’s co-founders is Dr. Rudolph (Rudy) Tanzi, who identified the first Alzheimer’s gene. Dr. Tanzi is the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Vice-Chair of Neurology and Co-Director of the McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has numerous awards and accolades, including 2015 Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.