|By PR Newswire||
|January 21, 2014 10:38 AM EST||
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim, Inc., the leader in cognitive therapy in the senior living market, has introduced BrainTrac™, a new tool that monitors the cognitive performance of residents in senior living communities who use the Dakim BrainFitness system.
Integrated into Dakim's award-winning and clinically-proven brain exercise program, BrainTrac graphically displays a user's performance in each of the six cognitive domains exercised by the Dakim BrainFitness program (short- and long-term memory, language, computation, visuospatial and executive function) over time. While BrainTrac does not replace an objective cognitive assessment test, it provides a quick and useful view of directional changes in performance, and can reveal signs of possible cognitive decline. To ensure privacy, user permission is required before caregivers or loved ones can access BrainTrac data.
"I am pleased to announce this new feature of our clinically-proven Dakim BrainFitness System," said Dan Michel, Founder and CEO of Dakim. "Medical research has concluded that older adults who exercise different domains of their brains routinely function at a higher level and also have reduced risks of dementia. The Dakim program exercises six cognitive domains and motivates long-term participation with truly engaging exercises. With the addition of BrainTrac, users and their loved ones or caregivers (with permission) can obtain a graphic view of how they're doing over time," he added.
The Dakim BrainFitness System pairs Dakim's clinically proven brain exercises with a specialized touch-screen computer. The system requires no computer skills and can be used by residents with a broad spectrum of cognitive abilities—from the fully functional to those with mild dementia. A simple tap on the screen starts the program, minimizing the need for caregiver assistance and associated costs. The program's patented Nurologic Technology automatically self-adjusts the level of challenge to the abilities of each user ensuring each person receives customized cognitive therapy. Until Dakim, this level of individualized cognitive therapy was too expensive for senior living providers to provide for each resident.
About Dakim, Inc.
Dakim is the leading provider of turnkey brain fitness programs for senior living providers, with installations in over 500 communities across North America. Dakim's program is also available as a software product for healthcare professionals and individuals for use on personal computers. Dakim can be reached at 888-693-2546 or on the web at www.dakim.com.
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