The Effect of Lumosity on Seniors

Scott Robarge is the founder of Another8, a recruiting firm that specializes in partnering with fast-paced technology companies. Outside of work, Scott Robarge is a contributor to the Alzheimer’s Association. While a cure for Alzheimer’s disease has yet to be found, in recent years, tools such as Lumosity have been developed to help seniors exercise their brains.

Using computer games, Lumosity helps older individuals improve their attention spans and concentration, particularly those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In 2012, the University of New South Wales in Australia conducted the first-ever randomized, controlled trial that focused on the effectiveness of web-based brain training. A number of MCI patients were presented with six different Lumosity games that emphasized processing speed and visual memory, among other cognitive functions. While the control group displayed a decline in functions when comparing pre- and post-exam numbers, the Lumosity group improved in terms of measured attention. The study reinforces positive assertions made about the effectiveness of the website and its games by the University of Michigan and Brown University.


Recruitment: An Ongoing Process

The founder of Another8, a recruiting consultancy that goes beyond simply trying to fill clients’ staffing vacancies, Scott Robarge champions the development of staffing processes in his clients’ firms, mostly fast-paced, early to mid-stage venture capital backed startups in the San Francisco Bay area. With those clients, he establishes a collaborative partnership oriented toward crafting a talent acquisition strategy for both the near term and long term. Knowing how a good recruitment or applicant tracking software (ats) should perform, Scott Robarge is enthusiastic about a fairly new application called Greenhouse.

Greenhouse is oriented toward improving recruitment processes, by doing things like mapping out a concrete hiring plan, building interview kits for hiring managers, imposing structure on the interview process, and creating a report from each interview. Further, Greenhouse collects the data about the company’s use of referral, social media, and more traditional advertising media, to evaluate the quality of each approach.

One of the problems inherent in the recruitment process in many companies is that different hiring managers within a company conduct their interviews differently and prioritize different skills and qualities in candidates. The interview kit that Greenhouse creates cannot completely eliminate these differences, but it can get them asking the same questions during their interviews.

Often overlooked in the hiring process is the fact that candidates are evaluating employers as well. Most candidates will have multiple competing offers and the candidate experience will play a role in their decision. Companies that use Greenhouse and follow its guidance can deliver candidates a more polished, professional impression and, in the process, develop reputations as great places to work.

Michigan Stadium – Home to Wolverine Football

Scott Robarge brings an engineering background to his work as a recruiter in the San Francisco Bay area. As the owner of consulting firm Another8, Scott Robarge helps technology companies find the talent they need to realize their business goals. Scott Robarge earned an engineering degree at the University of Michigan and continues to follow collegiate athletics there. University of Michigan sports fans enjoy the opportunity to watch their favorite teams play in one of the Midwest’s largest and oldest sports venues, Michigan Stadium. The Wolverine football and lacrosse teams play in the stadium.

Envisioned and promoted by Fielding Yost, the stadium cost approximately $950,000 to build and marked its opening auspiciously on October 1, 1927 with a shut-out victory in which the Wolverines defeated Ohio Wesleyan, scoring a total of 33 points. In the last decade, the stadium has hosted over 100,000 fans at a time for home games, prompting the resumption of upgrades that have increased the stadium’s capacity from the original 72,000 to almost 110,000. Lacrosse represents a fairly new addition to the stadium’s lineup; the first game there occurred on March 17, 2012. Unfortunately, the Wolverines lost to Bellarmine at this inaugural game; nevertheless, in subsequent years, lacrosse attendance began to rise.

Walk with the Alzheimer’s Association to Raise Money for a Cure


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Alzheimer’s Association

Scott Robarge has led a lucrative career through his talents as a recruiting consultant. The co-founder of Alpine Recruiting and founder of Another8, Scott Robarge spends his time outside of work supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association, founded in 1980, is the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment, care, and eventual cure of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to funding research and treatment for those with the disease, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts a multitude of fundraisers for public participation, as well as support groups for families, a virtual online library for educational assistance, and options for advocacy.

The most popular fundraiser at the Alzheimer’s Association is the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event. The walk is held in more than 600 local communities, making it easier for participants to find a local event without the additional burden of traveling expenses. The event itself consists of a two- to three-mile walk or run, depending on the participant, and does not require a registration fee, though all registrants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. All funds help to support the different areas of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer’s Association Sponsors Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC

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Alzheimer’s Association

Recruiting for technology companies primarily in the San Francisco Bay area, Scott Robarge works as principal and recruiter for Another8. In his personal time, Scott Robarge supports the Alzheimer’s Association.

As the leading voluntary health organization that addresses Alzheimer’s care, research, and support, the Alzheimer’s Association began in 1980 when Jerome H. Stone sought to create an organization that complemented federal efforts surrounding the disease. Since 2010, the organization has been named the top large nonprofit to work for by The Nonprofit Times.

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association sponsors an advocacy forum where more than 1,000 advocates gather in Washington, DC, to promote research, care, and support services for families dealing with this disease. Thanks to an increase in advocacy efforts in recent years, the organization has helped spur federal research funding of almost $1 billion annually. This is almost half of the $2 billion annual goal by 2025 set by the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The plan states that $2 billion annually would be needed to prevent or treat the disease. The 2017 forum is scheduled in May at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Alzheimer’s Association Funds Gender-Based Research Efforts

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Alzheimer’s Association

Scott Robarge is an experienced recruitment professional with more than a decade of experience in the industry. In 2010, he founded Another8, a recruiting firm that specializes in partnering with early to mid-stage technology companies. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott Robarge focuses his philanthropic efforts toward supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association recently announced $2.2 million in funding for its Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s (SAGA) initiative that will be distributed to nine studies aimed at understanding why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

There are approximately 5 million Americans that suffer from Alzheimer’s, with more than two-thirds of that number being women. According to recent data gathered by the Alzheimer’s Association, in adults over the age of 71, there is a 16 percent rate of the disease, but only an 11 percent rate among men.

While there are some working theories as to why women suffer more than men from Alzheimer’s, researchers still have no definitive answers. The Alzheimer’s Association hopes that, through funding research projects, more knowledge about the gender disparity will be gained.

Alzheimer’s Association Partners with Philanthropist in Fundraiser

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Alzheimer’s Association

In 2010, Scott Robarge founded Another8, a recruiting consultancy that helps meet the talent-acquisition goals of early- to mid-stage technology companies. Outside of his professional achievements, Scott Robarge is an active supporter of charitable organizations, and donates to the Alzheimer’s Association, the country’s premier voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

The Alzhemer’s Association recently announced that it is investing $7 million to support clinical trials that will target brain inflammation as a factor in developing Alzheimer’s disease therapy. The investment was made in partnership with a fundraising initiative called “Part the Cloud Challenge on Neuroinflammation,” led by Michaela “Mikey” Hoag, a philanthropist from Atherton, California. The fundraising drive aims to address a critical gap in the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. After her father died from Alzheimer’s and her mother began showing symptoms, Hoag decided to launch the initiative in order to raise awareness and advance studies in drug development that might otherwise be hampered by lack of funding.