Brain Aneurysm Resource Center

MASH Study
 

Despite a favorable recovery in physical function, many patients who recover from a ruptured brain aneurysm still struggle with memory and cognitive problems.  Not only can this be disabling and really interfere with daily life, but many patients are told that things will get better on their own.  


For many aneurysm patients, memory problems persist, and there are currently no proven, effective or accessible treatment options available.  The Memory training in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients (MASH) study aims to scientifically test whether periodic online cognitive exercises (Lumosity) improves memory function in patients within 2 years of surviving a ruptured brain aneurysm using three validated cognitive assessment tools, the CLCE-24, the working memory and the ADL questionnaire at 10 weeks.  


After a brief telephone call or email exchange where we confirm your diagnosis of a recently ruptured brain aneurysm and memory difficulties, you will:


1.  Perform 15 minute baseline memory assessment.

2. Be assigned a Lumosity research account, free of charge, where we ask you to perform the online research exercises which take about 15-20 minutes daily or every other day.   

3.  At the end of ten weeks, memory assessments will be performed and the study will be completed.  


The entire study has been designed to be conducted completely online.  For more information, refer to the clinicaltrials.gov listing here.  If you have questions, email us at:  michael_chen@rush.edu or call 312-563-3311.  


Register here:​​