There is a real need to capture very subtle changes in cognition over shorter periods of time to identify individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease earlier and track treatment effectiveness more quickly. We are in the process of developing the “Boston Remote Assessment for Neurocognitive Health-BRANCH” to do just that. BRANCH can be completed on a smartphone and includes multiple theoretically-driven and evidence-based memory measures.

Please visit our website to find out more about our work!


Funding for this work includes the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s disease research center (MADRC) Development Project Fund, The Alzheimer’s Innovation Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the Davis Alzheimer Prevention Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

BRANCH in the News

Gauging Cognition From Your Couch? The Digital Age Has Arrived – Alzforum

One Week of Remote Testing Can Indicate Amyloid Status – NeurologyToday

Technology Brings Dementia Detection to the Home – Alzforum

Recent Publications

Early Detection of Amyloid-Related Changes in Memory among Cognitively Unimpaired Older Adults with Daily Digital Testing
– Papp et al, Annals of Neurology (2023)

Capturing Learning Curves With the Multiday Boston Remote Assessment of Neurocognitive Health (BRANCH): Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity
– Weizenbaum, E. L et al, Neuropsychology (2023)

Principal Investigators

Rebecca E. Amariglio PhD
Kate Papp PhD

Project Coordinators

Stephanie Hsieh
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cassidy Molinare
Research Assistant

Project Contact

Daniel Soberanes
Research Assistant

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