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Two New Dakim-Sponsored Blogs Help Families Affected by Dementia
Date:7/1/2009

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To support families affected by dementia and Alzheimer's disease, Dakim, Inc. today announced sponsorship of two new blogs related to brain fitness for older adults and caregiving for those afflicted with brain deterioration. The blogs are written by Tori Deaux and Carol O'Dell, two respected authors in the brain fitness and caregiving communities.

Deaux's blog, Vibrant & Healthy Living: Tips for Brain Health & Successful Aging (http://brainfitnessnow.wordpress.com), offers guidance for preserving brain function through physical activity, mental stimulation, diet/nutrition, stress management, social interaction, sleep and spirituality. She is known for her personal MindTweaks blog, which provides product reviews and insights to help readers make sense of the evolving brain fitness landscape. She also recently launched Brain Camp, a subscription-based service to help people of all ages with brain fitness coaching.

O'Dell's blog, Caregiving: The Sandwich Generation (http://alzheimerscaregiving.com), addresses the experience of caring for elderly parents and coping strategies for dealing with the associated difficulties. She is the author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir, a book about caring for her mother through Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and coronary diseases. She is also a regular speaker at conferences for caregivers, healthcare and geriatric professionals, and is endorsed by Florida's Alzheimer's Association and Community Hospice.

"Dakim's goal in sponsoring these blogs is to change the manner in which society perceives and deals with the issues of brain wellness for its aging population," said Dakim CEO Dan Michel. "Typically, people approach the threat of cognitive decline with the belief that it is an inevitable consequence of aging. In fact, there is much they can do to combat this threat if they learn some basic brain wellness strategies."

The blogs also complement Dakim's mission of helping seniors preserve brain health through a brain fitness system designed specifically for users over age 65. Played simply by touching a computer screen with no need for PC skills, the Dakim system provides entertaining and frequently humorous brain games featuring film clips, songs and cultural references from seniors' youth to sustain interest. The system self-adjusts to ability levels from normal brain function through moderate dementia and is updated every few days.

The system is designed to help seniors build their defenses against dementia and memory loss. Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia among seniors - currently affects some 5.2 million people in the U.S. and is expected to affect more than 10 million Baby Boomers in their lifetime.

About Dakim, Inc.

Dakim Inc. is the leading provider of brain fitness programs designed to help seniors use rigorous cognitive stimulation in an effort to reduce their risk of memory loss and dementia. The Dakim BrainFitness 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 www.dakim.com.


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