MemTrax was designed by Dr. J. Wesson Ashford and the HAPPYneuron scientific team (Scientific Brain Training group (1)).
The objective of the test is to regularly assess both short-term memory and learning skills in order to detect the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease related to memory loss. The test was designed to be sensitive enough to detect early signs of conditions found in Alzheimer’s disease.
At the end of the test, the result is clearly detailed and easily understandable. If it is unsettling, the test should be repeated after a month as the result could be due to unrelated reasons such as fatigue, stress or lack of sleep. If the result remains unsettling, it is highly recommended to see your doctor for a full cognitive assessment.
MemTrax works just like any other screening test. We recommend taking a new test every month in order to monitor your memory over the long term.
How does MemTrax work?
The 3 minute test consists of viewing pictures of objects or landscapes then recognizing the pictures that have been previously shown.
MemTrax is available as an online test and on the iPhone and iPad.
In order to show their commitment to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, HAPPYneuron and the SBT group have chosen September 21 as a very special day to offer the test for free.
Dr. Wes Ashford, M.D., Ph.D., a leading researcher and clinician involved with the study of Cognitive Disorders, is the Director of the VA Palo Alto War Related Illness and Injury Study Center. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Veteran Affairs Hospital at Stanford University, Chair of the Memory Screening Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Clinical Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information on the test and further scientific references, go to http://www.memtrax.com/
(1) The Scientific Brain Training group (SBT) was founded in 2000 by three Frenchmen from different, complementary scientific backgrounds:
- Dr.Bernard Croisile, hospital neurologist, Chair of the Neuropsychology Department at the Neurological Hospital of Lyon France since 1992, M.D. and certification in Neurology, Neurosciences Specialty degree and Ph.D. in Neuropsychology
- Michel Noir, Ph.D. in Educational Science and post graduate diploma in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Lyon, France. Graduate Diploma, Advanced Graduate Diploma, and Master's in Public Law from Paris Law Faculty. Advanced Graduate Diploma in Political Science.
- Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ph.D in computer engineering, Professor at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France.
HAPPYneuron is a subsidiary of the SBT group and designs innovative brain training solutions
Dr Véronique Narboni
HAPPYneuron Managing Director