MapHabit @ the AAIC & NDS

MapHabit’s Co-Founders, Matt Golden and Stuart Zola, were at the 19th Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) and the 5th Neurologic Disorders Summit (NDS) conference earlier this month in Los Angeles. MapHabit™ was actively engaged in poster presentations (AAIC) and platform presentations (NDS) and in numerous conversations and discussions with many of the key thought-leaders in the Alzheimer and dementia community. A few of the many important points of understanding that came out of the two conferences and our discussions included the following:

  • Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has become one of the top health priorities in the U.S. More than 5 million Americans currently live with the disease and that number will continue to grow.
  • There is no effective treatment and clinical trials targeting a protein called amyloid (the plaques of AD) have proven to be costly failures.
  • Leaders of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Aging (NIA) believe we have to learn from these failed efforts, and they are bringing together pharma, biotech, philanthropies, and multiple academic institutions to work together in identifying new potential targets for intervention.
  • There is a growing appreciation of the heterogeneity of Alzheimer’s, that is we cannot continue to think of the disease as “one-size-fits-all”. Instead, we need to think of Alzheimer’s as a spectrum, where individuals have different profiles of symptoms and underlying pathology, requiring personalized interventions (personalized medicine).
  • A common theme heard in many presentations was the growing emphasis on studies of life-style behavioral changes that can be effective in reducing vulnerability to cognitive decline and dementia. These include studying diet, multiple forms of exercise, managing sleep, and social and intellectual engagement.
  • An AAIC premeeting workshop on Technology and Dementia convened researchers using technological-based research and interventions, including mobile technology, home-based technology, and social networking in applying novel approaches as potential interventions for individuals with AD and AD-related dementias. MapHabit was seen as an innovative new approach to working effectively with memory-impaired individuals.
  • The MapHabit™ System was a topic of discussion with many of the AAIC and NDS attendees and leaders, and the MapHabit team received a lot of recognition and positive comments throughout the conference. Dr. Zola was invited to chair the NDS session on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Overall, MapHabit™ was well-represented and well-recognized by participants at both conferences as being an innovative new company with a focus on evidence-based behavioral approaches that effectively enhance the quality of life for individuals with memory impairment and – importantly – for their caregivers as well.

 

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4x Memory Champion Memorization Tips

Featuring: Advisory Board Member Nelson Dellis

We are honored to have globally renowned memory thought leader and world record holder Nelson Dellis as a member of our Advisory Board. He provides great memory content via his YouTube channel, and in addition to watching one of his helpful videos (click the image above to view), you can learn more about Nelson and his thoughts on the MapHabit™ system below.

Nelson Dellis // 4x USA Memory Champion

Nelson Dellis // 4x USA Memory Champion

  • Founder of Climb for Memory, an Alzheimer’s non-profit

  • Author of Remember It!: The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget

Learn more about Nelson and connect HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit™ team?

A: My interest in memory and brain health began with my grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. From the very beginning of my journey to become one of the best memorizers in the world, my goal was to find a way to make sure Alzheimer’s disappeared in my lifetime. As years pass by, this goal seems quite elusive, but the best I can do is try to make life easier for people who deal with cognitive impairments. MapHabit™ attempts to do that in a way that excited me and thus, made me want to join the team.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: The current landscape of Alzheimer’s research suggests we aren’t going to see a cure any time soon. So what we should be focusing on is ways to help the lives of people suffering from the disease or any cognitive impairment; therapies that can help allow people to continue on with their lives with less of a burden. I see MapHabit™ as the answer to that.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: I come from a non-scientific background (in relation to memory and the brain), but I have real-life, tried-and-true memory techniques and strategies that work. I feel like my added practical expertise will be crucial in helping MapHabit™ succeed.

If you would like to learn more about how we help those struggling with memory impairment live better, click HERE, and if you or someone you know is interested in staying up to date on the release of our solution in the coming months, follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter, or reach out via email at info@maphabit.com.

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Presentation at the Alzheimer’s Solutions Conference

Co-Founder Matt Golden presents on how the MapHabit™ technology is helping people with memory impairment live better.

Each year, the leading researchers, thoughts leaders, and businesses gather to discuss the latest innovations in Alzheimer’s mitigation and prevention at the Alzheimer’s Solutions Conference. This year, we had the honor of presenting on how we are helping every stakeholder in memory impairment: the patient, caretaker, and patient’s family, work together to restore dignity and maximize independence for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and all forms of memory impairment.

We enjoyed a wonderful exchange of ideas with conference attendees and are excited to continue working alongside all those fighting for a future where the only thing people struggle to remember is the damaging effects that memory impairment once had.

To watch the presentation in its entirety, click on the graphic below:

Thanks to InvestAcure, PBC for this great opportunity; the work you are doing is making a difference, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership in coming years.

To learn more about how we help those struggling with memory impairment live better, click HERE, and if you or someone you know is interested in staying up to date on the release of our solution in the coming months, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or reach out via email at info@maphabit.com.

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Part III: MapHabit™ Advisory Board Members

Featuring: Tracee R. Benzo, Esq. and Dr. Sidney Law, MD

Helping the millions struggling with the debilitating effects of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and all forms of memory impairment is a daunting mission, but our board has helped bolster our progress in so many ways, and we’re excited to introduce our next two members, Tracee R. Benzo, Esq., and Dr. Sidney Law.

Tracee R. Benzo, Esq.

Tracee R. Benzo, Esq.

Learn more about Tracee and connect HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: As the managing partner of a workers comp litigation firm which also handles personal and catastrophic injury cases, I’m constantly navigating the aftermath of unthinkable events. At Benzo Law we pride ourselves on relentlessly advocating to make these clients and their families as whole as possible after the unthinkable occurs. MapHabit’s™ groundbreaking technology is working to make the lives of patients with memory deficiencies like dementia as whole as possible. I strongly believe these personalized visual maps are the missing piece. 

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: Data released by the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015 predicts more than 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, resulting in the cost of their care consuming nearly 25 percent of Medicare spending in 2040.

The increasing prevalence of the disease and subsequent rising costs of healthcare to treat it is projected to impact the American economy for decades to follow. MapHabit’s™ technology, as it continues to evolve, will dramatically ease the burdens of millions of Americans, their families and their caretakers while helping to decrease the financial and socioeconomic burdens of the disease.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: I know firsthand the devastating effects and havoc traumatic injuries and deficits to the brain can wreak on families. This compels me to support MapHabit’s™ vision and to lend my skills as an advocate for those who can’t speak for themselves. With more than 15 years experience in personal injuries, I am well versed in the laws, rights and pitfalls of injured persons in the state of Georgia. I’m honored to advocate for the more than 5,800,000 Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Sidney Law, MD

Dr. Sidney Law, MD

You can learn more and connect with Sidney HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: One of the focuses of my work is in examining the development of digital technologies and using its power to help people. We are at a time where more treatment options are becoming available through mobile devices for people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These options are safer, more personalized, and less expensive than ever before. I joined the MapHabit™ team to help bring this same level of intimate, high quality care to the millions of people living with cognitive impairment.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: I see the MapHabit™ System as a way to smooth out the ripples and wrinkles of everyday life, so that we can enjoy it whether we are 22 or 85. It is a virtual assistant for people and care partners who need and deserve more personalized attention. It is a powerful communication tool to allow families to stay connected. From experience, having a tool like this can promote independence and healthy living in a way nothing else has been able to achieve.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: My perspective as a physician brings a level of candor and honesty not just to the team, but also as part of the unique philosophy of how we design our technology. Out team comes from strong scientific backgrounds with enormous creative and analytical energy, and we have been able to successfully translate that into real products that help real people by prioritizing them first. 

Thanks for learning more about our advisory board! If you would like to learn more about how we help those struggling with memory impairment live better, click HERE, and if you or someone you know is interested in staying up to date on the release of our solution in the coming months, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or reach out via email at info@maphabit.com.

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Shrimp Tank Nationally Syndicated Podcast Hosts MapHabit™

Listen to the whole episode HERE

We love sharing our message of how we are helping people with memory impairment live better!

Our co-founders had a great time telling our story during their interview on the Shrimp Tank Podcast, a nationally syndicated podcast on iHeart Radio.

They discussed our company’s origin, what we have learned on our journey in business, how we support people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as well as their caregivers, and our company’s future.

The podcast is full of valuable and light-hearted content in addition to a thorough overview of how our technology works, with topics such as raising capital, creating advisory boards, working with a business partner, and so much more.

You can listen to the full episode HERE, and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to hear other upcoming interviews and podcasts, as well as weekly insight on the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and all forms of memory impairment.

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