I created BrainKey to quantify brain health and align patients with the right treatment. My own mother has had a treatable version of dementia that should have been identified and treated years ago. But it was missed, and her outcome is worse for it. I founded BrainKey to create a powerful new tool that can fundamentally improve how we identify, treat, and manage brain health. It’s a personal mission for me but it’s a global problem as 1 in 3 will experience dementia in their lifetime.
CEO Owen Phillips of brainkey.ai argues that brain aging is the leading cause of death for those over 80. He explains that the brain’s high computing and wiring costs make it vulnerable to aging. To support these costs, the brain requires extensive cooling, waste removal, and energy supply systems. Measuring and treating age-related declines in these critical brain support systems may be the key to extending healthspan and longevity. Phillips describes new techniques his company BrainKey is developing to assess biological brain age and target interventions to reduce brain aging. Slowing brain aging could have immense benefits for an aging population.