More than one million 20 minute sessions of Dakim BrainFitness have been completed by more than thousands of seniors said the company in a statement.
The award-winning program, which has been clinically tested and shown to improve memory has been installed in more than 450 senior living communities nationwide since its introduction in 2006.
“The key to brain exercise for seniors is twofold: rigorously cross-training the brain in multiple cognitive domains and making the activities enjoyable enough to do on the consistent basis that has been shown to achieve results,” said Dan Michel, CEO and Founder of Dakim. “We developed Dakim BrainFitness with those objectives in mind, and the fact that we have just seen our 1 millionth session completed demonstrates that we succeeded in building a program with true staying power for users.”
The program uses a TV game show like presentation as well as self-adjustment for different ability levels – along with rising concern over the epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. More than 20 years of medical research has concluded that consistent mental stimulation that exercises different portions of the brain can dramatically reduce the risk of dementia.
In senior living environments, the Dakim system is supplied on a special touch screen computer that requires no mouse, keyboard or computer knowledge. It is the #1 memory care program in the senior living industry because of that ease of use, limited need for staff involvement and often-humorous multimedia activities with cultural references harkening back to seniors’ youth said the company.
Dakim BrainFitness is also available as PC and Mac compatible software for home use and for health care professionals including neurologists, geriatric psychiatrists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists.