SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim, Inc. announced
today that a California neurologist has become the first physician to use
the company's dementia-fighting [m]Power(R) Cognitive Fitness System in
private practice. The adoption of [m]Power by Dr. Lorne Label's Brain
Longevity Center in Thousand Oaks, CA -- a memory clinic for elderly
patients -- expands the use of Dakim's brain training machine beyond senior
living communities to the emerging brain gym market.
Brain Longevity Center patients sign up for two to five 25-minute
[m]Power sessions per week as part of a broad program to improve memory
function. Each session features entertaining brain games and exercises
filled with senior-friendly music, film clips, humor and encouraging
voiceovers, keeping participants engaged and willing to 'brain train' on an
ongoing basis. Numerous medical research studies have shown that consistent
long-term mental stimulation reduces the risk of memory loss and dementia.
"I've been using the [m]Power in my practice for just a few months, and
I'm already seeing positive results. Users are more interested in the world
around them, quicker in their responses, engaging in deeper conversations,
and doing things like trying to read the paper," Dr. Label said. "There is
strong evidence that new brain circuits can be built at any age, and I
believe that the [m]Power can play an important role in doing just that."
Dr. Label selected the [m]Power over other brain fitness products
because of tests showing that his patients continued to use the [m]Power
while abandoning other solutions out of boredom, his respect for Dakim's
scientific advisory board, and a touch screen interface that can be used
without staff assistance even by seniors without computer skills. No mouse,
keyboard or computer knowledge is required.
Each 20- to 30-minute session exercises short -- as well as long-term
memory, critical thinking, visuospatial orientation, calculation and
language for a thorough brain workout. Activities range from anagrams and
name-that-tune challenges to interactive puzzles and narrated literary
passages with follow-up questions, transforming standardized neurological
tests and exercises into enjoyable brain builders that avoid the tedium of
other cognitive fitness programs.
The [m]Power system self-adjusts the level of challenge for ability
levels ranging from active seniors with normal brain function to
early-stage Alzheimer's patients. Exercises are updated every few days to
keep users interested and encourage sustained use.
Dakim's [m]Power is currently used in more than 170 senior living
communities around the country, including independent retirement, assisted
living and skilled nursing communities, adult day care centers and senior
centers. A home unit is scheduled to be released in early 2009. Online
demos of several [m]Power exercises are available at http://www.dakim.com.
About Dakim, Inc.
Dakim, Inc., is the leading provider of brain fitness programs designed
to help seniors reduce their risk of memory loss and dementia. The
company's [m]Power Cognitive Fitness System is a touch screen-based mental
stimulation system that offers a constantly changing series of rigorous but
entertaining multimedia activities to help seniors preserve brain function.
Home users can use it to combat a decline in brain function; institutions
and home caregivers can use it to provide effective mental stimulation
while reducing the cost of resident care. The company is headquartered in
Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit http://www.dakim.com.
About the Brain Longevity Center
The Brain Longevity Center in Thousand Oaks, California, is a
full-service facility dedicated to improving brain health for
memory-impaired individuals. The center offers a comprehensive neurological
assessment and a customized cognitive rehabilitation program, including
both physical and mental exercise, stress management, nutritional
counseling, medication management and psychological therapy. It was founded
and is run by Dr. Lorne Label, a board-certified neurologist trained in
both traditional and integrative medicine. Dr. Label has a full-time
private practice in adult and pediatric neurology and is also affiliated
with the UCLA Neurology Clinic. For more information, visit
SOURCE Dakim, Inc.