LearningRx Reviews TBI Complaints of Memory Loss and Costs of Everyday Impact
New Research Shows Personal Brain Training Changes the Brain for TBI Victims
January 8, 2018—Neuroscientist Dr. Christina Ledbetter and Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research Director Dr. Amy Moore presented the results of a case study on LearningRx personal brain training at the 2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Summit in Vail, Colorado today.
The presentation focused on the case history of a 58-year-old with a high-level STEM career who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a bicycle accident eight years ago. After spending time in a coma, in the hospital and in inpatient rehab, the man required 24-hour supervision due to gait impairment, cognitive impairment and diplopia. Despite making some physical recovery, the patient continued to suffer cognitive impairment with marked working memory and processing speed deficits. The patient was no longer able to perform in a STEM field and was employed in custodial work.
“After going through LearningRx personal brain training, we saw a 21-point increase in IQ score, as measured by the Woodcock Johnson IV,” explains Moore. “His Aricept (for memory) was discontinued, his depression increased and his TBI Competency Rating Scale improved from pretest Moderate impairment to None post-training. Best of all, he was able to return to his prior high-level STEM career position!”
The full results of the study, including pre- and post-training MRIs, are available here:
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