Dakim brain fitness Dakim brain fitness is a software program that is intended to prevent memory loss. The exercises are structured to enhance both long and short term memory, visuospatial relationships, language, computational skills and critical thinking. Quite a task.
The program installs from a DVD, it takes about one and a half hours for the program to install, so don't think that it is something you can just put in and run right away. If the intended user of this program is someone with a diminished capacity, it would be very helpful to have someone load the software for them before they attempt to begin. It is not complicated to install, but it does require some patience.
Once you get started the interface is very user friendly, especially for older persons. The selection buttons are large with easy to read text. The video introduction is folksy and reassuring. Graphics are very geezer friendly, with colorful stills and videos featuring recognizable people such as Jack Lalane.
Gameplay itself is engaging, not too graphically active as to turn off older users, and paced to keep users interested through the 20 minute daily exercise program. Exercises are structured for reinforcement rather than competition. In some recall areas if you get two items incorrect, the program goes to the next challenge. This seems intended to keep frustration levels low. The same voice leads you through the exercises which is reassuring.
Clearly targeted to those whose birthday was prior to 1950, graphic images, musical and other cultural references are geared to be accessible to that age group. If you don't know who Bob Hope was, this software is not for you.
Returning to the program gives users enough familiar material to be reassuring, and some new material to keep interest in the activities.
In reviewing this software it was obvious to me that the Dakim BrainFitness program was well targeted to the intended audience, and both challenging and reassuring enough for the player to encourage you to return.
The cons of the program included a bit sluggish loading of some of the program exercises, and a somewhat awkward way to access the game menu to pause the program.
This is not an inexpensive program, but it is deep and rich in content. If you have used game oriented cognitive programs such as Brain Age,you will find Dakim BrainFitness to be much more engaging and you will be more likely to return to it on a regular basis.