Healthy Brains

Apps and websites that offer games that aim to help users stay sharp as they age have taken off. Healthy Brains is an app from the Cleveland Clinic that takes a different approach, helping users understand the medical and lifestyle risk factors that increase the risk of cognitive impairment later in life.

The app starts with a general assessment followed by practical tips on changes that users can make now, like exercising and adjusting alcohol intake. The app also has a memory test that users can take over time for self-tracking, particularly if they are implementing the recommended changes. Wearables like pedometers can also connect to the app.

Of note, use of the app requires enrollment in a research registry based at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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Price: Free (use requires enrolling in Healthy Brains registry)
iOS Link
Android Link: Not available