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You can’t help but be impressed by the research going on at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas. Top to bottom, I think they are putting in place the team that will lead to new breakthroughs in autism, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s, and other significant brain issues.

T. Boone Pickens

BrainHealth Physical

The brain is the most vital organ to everyday-life functioning. It is just as essential to measure and monitor your brain fitness as it is to measure and monitor your physical fitness. In the last five years, science has proven that much can be done to keep the brain healthy, just like the body. Establishing a brain health benchmark will allow you to annually monitor any changes with the purpose of keeping tabs on cognitive abilities as you age and build resilience as much as possible to guard against decline.

The BrainHealth Physical is a unique and comprehensive cognitive assessment of the performance of the frontal lobe of your brain, which is responsible for planning, judgment, decision-making, problem solving and other executive functions. The assessment establishes a benchmark of cognitive function in pivotal areas of higher-order mental functioning, all of which rely on robust frontal lobe function, and measures your brain’s strengths as well as areas that could be improved. Recommendations will help advise ways to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Focus and stay on task
  • Achieve higher levels of work efficiency
  • Increase flexibility in thinking
  • Be aware of habits that may drain the brain
  • Enhance decision making

The BrainHealth Physical is a one-on-one evaluation with a clinician in a comfortable and friendly environment. It involves a series of cognitive tests that are a combination of verbal interactions with your clinician and written responses. The BrainHealth Physical does not involve brain imaging (MRI, CT Scan, SPECT, EEG, etc.), medication or any other procedure.

Within a month after your assessment, you will come back for a one-on-one meeting to review your results. You will also be given recommendations with practical ideas on how to strengthen your brain’s performance.

SPECIFICS

The total assessment takes approximately 2.5 hours. Information gleaned from the BrainHealth Physical is completely personal and confidential. Only you and your clinician know the results. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Patty Halpern at 972.883.3337 or email her at patricia.halpern1@utdallas.edu.

Teen BrainHealth Physicals

We offer BrainHealth Physicals tailored to the unique needs of teens. The comprehensive assessment will help inform ways for your student to:

•       Elevate study skills and homework efficiency

•       Increase flexibility in thinking

•       Be aware of habits that may drain the brain

•       Promote higher-order reasoning

•       Maximize focus and mental stamina

•       Enhance frontal lobe function

SPECIFICS

Teens in grades 5-12, as well as college, are most suitable for this type of BrainHealth Physical. The total assessment takes approximately 2 hours. Information gleaned from the BrainHealth Physical is completely personal and confidential. Only you and your clinician know the results. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Lindsay Gehan at 972.883.3310 or email her at lindsay.gehan@utdallas.edu.