The science behind the success

In developing Dakim BrainFitness, we’ve worked closely with a team of leading brain researchers to incorporate findings from the latest scientific research. We also continue to observe and interview many of the thousands of individuals who use our program in senior living communities nationwide. Our commitment to research and development allows us to continually refine and improve Dakim BrainFitness to give people over 60 the very best comprehensive brain fitness program, designed just for them.

Developed with scientists

Dakim BrainFitness was developed in close collaboration with a scientific advisory board headed by Gary Small, M.D. Dr. Small and his colleagues worked with Dakim’s content team to maximize the effectiveness of the more than 100 brain exercise formats that comprise Dakim BrainFitness.

A scientific foundation for fun

Because so many studies stress the importance of regular, frequent cognitive exercise in helping prevent cognitive decline, Dakim BrainFitness is designed for long-term use. To accomplish this, we’ve placed a high priority on the fundamental issues of playability and user enjoyment.

Based on standardized neurological tests

Many of the exercises in the Dakim BrainFitness program are inspired by those found in standardized neurological evaluations. Dakim transforms these basic cognitive tasks into imaginative and engaging exercise formats that include music, humor, eye-catching graphics, and video clips to keep users coming back for more.

Here are some examples of how Dakim BrainFitness exercises leverage concepts from established neurological tests:

The Hopkins Verbal Learning Test - Revised
"Four Unrelated Words" test
Skill tested: Remembering words after incremental time delays
The Wechsler Memory Scale, Logical Memory
Memory Assessment Scales
Skill tested: Remembering facts after hearing a story
Johns Hopkins University Dysgraphia Test
Skill tested: Oral spelling
Odd Couples

Watch as words appear in a series of incongruous pairs: Wishbone-Polka, Basket-Tribe, Sweep-Curfew, Loaf-Caboose. Then, listen as a word from each pair is read aloud, and identify its partner. Finally, think back on the words that were read aloud and identify what they have in common.
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Cognitive areas worked: Short-term memory, attention, critical thinking

News Flash

"Extra! Extra! From the annals of the outlandish comes another improbable New Flash..." News Flash stories are whimsical faux-news items containing dozens of facts and figures to keep straight. Your job is to recall the (often-absurd) details 20 minutes later.
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Cognitive areas worked: Reading comprehension and short-term memory

Letter Trails

The object of this game is to find your way through a jungle of distracting letters. You’re looking for the one path that will spell a word, using a single letter from each vertical column.
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Cognitive areas worked: Critical thinking, Language skills

Stimulation across six cognitive domains

Dakim’s goal is to provide a broad-based program that exercises the areas of the brain we rely on to accomplish the varied cognitive and intellectual tasks in our daily lives.

Dakim’s brain fitness approach is designed to stimulate six essential cognitive domains: Long-Term Memory, Short-Term Memory, Critical Thinking, Visuospatial Orientation, Computation, and Language. To exercise each domain, we’ve created dozens of exercise formats and thousands of individual challenges.

Five levels of challenge

We produce content across five levels of challenge for each of the six cognitive domains. Using proprietary technology to gauge users'’ performance, the different challenge levels ensure that users are always stimulated, but never stumped, no matter what their cognitive level. And since cognitive abilities vary among the domains, Dakim BrainFitness tracks performance in each separate domain, creating a personalized workout profile for each user.

At the lower levels, the program presents users with concrete challenges and highly disparate multiple-choice options. For the higher levels, designed for those with little-to-no cognitive decline, the concepts become more abstract and the answers less obvious, requiring more complex reasoning. The program continually self-adjusts to the participant’s level for each cognitive domain based on performance on previous challenges.

   • Level 1: No cognitive decline
   • Level 2-3: Age-related decline
   • Level 4-5 Mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia

Scoring for satisfaction

To keep participants involved and excited, Dakim BrainFitness provides a daily "scorecard" of correctly completed challenges at the end of each session. While not a measure of cognitive ability, these scores provide another fun, motivational feature of the workout.

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