Every seventy-one seconds, another senior is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. By age 85, half the population is afflicted! As a result, dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease represents the most severe threat to the quality of life of seniors. Staving off and/or slowing down the development of dementia is therefore the obvious reason for seniors to engage in a dedicated brain fitness program. Empowering seniors and their caregivers to fight this battle is the reason the Dakim® BrainFitness System was created.
Decades of medical research (see summarized articles below) have confirmed that frequent and long-term participation in cognitive stimulation is associated with a significant reduced risk of dementia—more than 60 percent.
What seniors want to know is, if they participate in a dedicated brain fitness program for the next five years, will they be better off for having done so? While there are no guarantees, Dakim BrainFitness has been designed to motivate the frequent, long-term participation in highly stimulating cognitive exercise medical research has shown is required to achieve this goal. However, the clinical trials proving this benefit for Dakim BrainFitness will take many years to conduct. In the near-term, Dakim has just completed a pilot study of Dakim BrainFitness, and in 2008 currently conducting a large scale clinical trail.
The following summarizes the medical research studies which support the value of rigorous cognitive exercise in helping seniors reduce their risk of dementia.