2021 Community Fundraising Events

Donate Now: Research to Help Patients with Acquired Brain Injury Improve Cognitive Function

Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a leading cause of disability across North America. ABI, both traumatic and non-traumatic, often leaves patients with long-term symptoms that affect their physical health and cognitive function for the rest of their lives. Traditional cognitive rehabilitation has focused on compensatory training to support ABI patients. However, the ABI Wellness BEARS Platform takes a different approach, training higher order cognitive abilities and promoting neuroplastic change in underlying brain networks. The BEARS Platform is a facilitator-driven software program which helps to functionally restore an individual's ability to organize, plan and set goals, in addition to building cognitive capacities in verbal memory, reasoning, and self-awareness.

The ABI Wellness BEARS Platform has already been successfully implemented for an improvement in patient outcomes in clinics across North America. With the aim of pressing forward for greater change in the healthcare field and reaching a broader population of ABI patients, neuropsychologist, Dr. Kim Willment, PhD, will lead a highly-skilled team in a larger scale investigation in a real-world clinical setting at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Center for Brain-Mind Medicine to further investigate the effectiveness of the ABI Wellness BEARS Platform.

Please consider contributing to these research efforts to help patients regain cognitive function after sustaining life-altering brain injuries. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a significant difference in our ability to carry out this study and help ABI patients achieve lasting cognitive change to improve their quality of life.

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