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A new approach to brain health

Next-generation digital cognitive assessments help providers detect early signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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Primary Care Provider reviewing the results of a digital cognitive assessment. Modern cognitive testing platforms, like the one from Linus Health, provide greater insights into a patients cognitive function, improve practice efficiency and opens new revenue streams

Equipping providers for an evolving landscape

The world is on the cusp of a major change in how we approach Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The science of prevention and lifestyle interventions is coming into greater focus and emerging drug treatments show promise for slowing disease. But for patients to reap the most benefit from any of these interventions, one thing is critical: early detection. Up until now, providers have lacked the practical tools needed to adopt cognitive assessment as part of the standard of care. Linus Health's next-generation digital cognitive assessment platform is changing that, helping providers assess and address cognitive issues in a whole new way.

Medical Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner discusses the results of a Digital Cognitive Assessment with a patient. Modern cognitive testing delivers greater insights into a patient's cognitive function and detects early signs of Alzheimers and other dementias. Earlier detection of cognitive impairment gives providers the ability to apply interventions and recommend treatment options

Watch the platform in action

Discover the benefits of more practical, insightful, and actionable cognitive assessments.

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Helping bring cognitive assessment into the standard of care

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Meet rising cognitive care needs of older adults

Scientifically-validated assessments help scale support for patients — sensitive, digital technology enables early detection of impairment, while actionable clinical guidance and personalized patient action plans inform next steps.


Streamline testing for early signs of dementia

Linus Health's iPad-based platform speeds up and simplifies the cognitive assessment process from start to finish – replacing manual workflows for administration and analysis with a completely automated and digital process.

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Boost the
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Simple administration and short test duration open new avenues for reimbursement — through both assessments and care planning — and free up time for providers to focus on other valuable clinical activities.

Digital tools, purpose-built for primary care

Coupling human expertise with cutting-edge AI, the Linus Health Platform brings visibility to early, subtle signs of cognitive issues. A cornerstone of the platform, the Core Cognitive Evaluation™ combines objective analysis of cognitive performance through the Digital Clock and Recall (DCR™) with qualitative metrics from the Life and Health Questionnaire (LHQ) to provide multifaceted brain health insights.

AI-enhanced assessments

The DCR detects subtle signs of cognitive impairment by analyzing a person's performance on a combination of clock drawing and word recall tasks. Powered by the award-winning DCTclock™ — a scientifically-validated test that uniquely derives insights about cognitive function from both the clock outputs and drawing process itself — the DCR picks up signs of impairment invisible to the human eye. Automated and easy to administer, it typically takes just three minutes to complete.

iPad showing the digital clock drawing test for Alzheimers and other dementias. This advanced cognitive test builds upon the scientifically validated traditional cognitive test but combining the clock drawing test with word recall tasks. This cognitive assessment platform integrates with modern EHR systems and can detect early signs of Alzheimers and other dementias

Actionable insights for providers

Empowering providers with more than just a score, the platform delivers robust clinical insights to inform diagnostic and care pathways. Immediate online access to rich, intuitive reports provides visibility into patient performance in a range of cognitive domains. Detailed results, coupled with evidence-based clinical decision support from our multidisciplinary medical team, give providers a new level of both analysis and guidance.

Screenshot of the Clinical Guidance support from Linus Health's Digital Cognitive Assessment platform. Modern cognitive testing employs artificial intelligence to provide healthcare providers with care recommendations for patients showing early signs of cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's and other dementias. Interventions can help providers improve patient care and help improve a patient's cognitive function performance

Personalized action plans for patients

Providers can choose to enhance their cognitive assessment with the LHQ, a digital patient survey that identifies unique modifiable risk factors for dementia. Using these responses, the platform dynamically assembles patient-friendly, personalized action plans, giving providers a functional framework for counseling on lifestyle-based interventions. From enhancing sleep quality to building community, plans offer evidence-based recommendations to promote brain health in daily life.

Screenshot of the Brain Health Action Plan from Linus Health's Digital Cognitive Assessment platform. Modern cognitive testing employs artificial intelligence to provide patients with intervention recommendations for those showing early signs of cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's and other dementias. Interventions can help providers improve patient care and help improve a patient's cognitive function performance

Frequently asked questions

Below you'll find answers to the most common questions about cognitive assessments.

There are several different ways a primary care provider can assess a patient’s cognition. Historically, paper and pencil assessment tools, such as the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), have been most common. However, recent digital innovation has ushered in significant advancements in detection and sensitivity. These modern digital cognitive assessments, like Linus Health’s Digital Clock and Recall (DCR), leverage familiar digital devices to streamline test administration and offer greater clinical insights to healthcare providers.

The purpose of a cognitive assessment is to measure cognitive performance and identify signs of dysfunction. The scope of cognitive domains tested (e.g. attention, executive, visuospatial) varies on which assessment is used. At Linus Health, our digital cognitive assessments incorporate AI to derive dozens of insights from a person’s process of completing cognitive tests (e.g., drawing a clock), along with the final product (the clock), yielding greater sensitivity in the detection of early cognitive impairment. This process-based analysis in neuropsychological testing is known as the Boston Process Approach and unique to Linus Health’s solutions.

Cognitive assessments provide valuable clinical information about a patients’ cognitive functioning in a variety of common care scenarios. Whether for routine screening, to investigate a cognitive complaint (e.g. memory concerns, mood changes, getting lost), or as part of care planning for those with known cognitive disorders, regular testing offers benefits for many older adults. In general, catching impairment early provides an opportunity to address modifiable risk factors known to play a role in dementia risk – things like depression, social connection, and even hearing loss. Read our white paper to gain more insights on these and other modifiable risk factors.

In addition to the benefits digital cognitive tests themselves offer (e.g. streamlined workflows, objectivity, greater sensitivity), a broader digital health platform can deliver a range of additional benefits to providers. For example, the Linus Health digital platform also includes integrated clinical guidance to support providers with next steps based on cognitive assessment results. It also generates personalized brain health action plans to help patients take lifestyle and health-based steps to mitigate dementia risk factors and enhance overall brain health.

Prepare for shifting dynamics in cognitive care

Download our guide Expanding Cognitive Screening and Assessment for insights on preparing for your older adult patients' evolving brain health needs.

A Primary Care Provider shares the results of a Digital Cognitive Assessment with their patient. Modern Cognitive testing provides greater insight into a patient cognitive function and can detect early signs of Alzheimer's and other dementias