Neurologist Helps Patients Fight Dementia With Dakim's [m]Power, Using Senior Brain Training Machine in California Memory Clinic First [m]Power Adoption Outside Senior Living Communities



    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
 http://www.brainlongevitycenter.com.
 
 
 

SOURCE Dakim, Inc.

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