A healthy brain
Developing and preserving neural networks is vital to being able to live in society, maintain autonomy and recover in the event of injury or illness.
It values the different response capacities that people have against the same neurological disease.
It is the ability of the brain to be modified in response to changes in the environment and the circumstances of life.
The questionnaires are administered periodically and this phase will last until the end of the project.
They also underwent a series of tests, including MRI, electroencephalogram, neuropsychological assessment, physical tests and blood sampling, among others.
They received personalised guidelines to optimise their lifestyle habits through a coach or personal trainer by telematic means, using an APP.
If you participate in the study, you will receive completely free information about the state of your brain health, reflected by the type of habits you perform, and advice on how to improve your brain health.
In addition, you will have helped to better understand what we can do to maintain brain health as the population ages. In other words, you will be part of a research project aimed at improving people's lives, bringing benefits to all individuals in society.
The data collected in the study will be stored securely and confidentially, in accordance with current regulations. This information will be analyzed solely for scientific purposes, always anonymously, and will never be given to third parties for commercial or advertising purposes.
If you decide to stop participating in the study, at the time and for the reason you consider appropriate, your data will be permanently deleted from all the project databases if you let us know.
We communicate and disseminate the findings through different channels: the initiative's website, social networks, newsletters and public events. Researchers also present the most relevant results at meetings, conferences and international scientific journals.
The Barcelona Brain Health Initiative is a project led by the Guttmann Institute and which has a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
On the one hand, the scientific leadership of the Harvard University professor, Álvaro Pascual Leone, and the advice of a range of scientists of recognized international prestige, both local and foreign.
In addition, it has the impetus and cooperation of the Research and Knowledge Area of "la Caixa", and the support of the Abertis Foundation and other collaborating companies.