Let’s Keep Our Elders Brain Sharp: Enter a Contest for Caregivers

September 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm Leave a comment

I’ve met some sharp elders these past few years–and what always grabs me is how engaged they are. Some are up on their politics, some are really into bird-watching, and others have the most amazing sense of humor and quippy come-backs. What keeps them so active? These elders and their caregivers are a team. They enjoy each other’s company, and their care partner finds ways to help their elders lives vibrant and diverse.

How can you help keep your elder sharp and active?

Why not share your story? 

Dakim Inc. and  AlzheimersWeekly.com are celebrating Thanksgiving and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month by giving five individuals 65 or older an opportunity receive a $2,500 Dakim BrainFitness System free of charge, and that includes a year’s worth of activity updates.

What do you have to do? It’s simple. Write an essay–just one or two pages long. Start by sharing what you’re thankful for and why your care buddy deserves a helping hand when it comes to staying brain sharp and brain smart

Dakim’s even made it easy for you. Just type your entry online or download an entry form which you can print and mail in.

The good news is that there will be five winners! Click here for guidelines. Entry deadline is November 5, 2009.

Got questions?:

What is Dakim BrainFitness and how will it help your parent or loved one?

Dakim BrainFitness is the first product designed specifically to help seniors preserve their brain health. It’s based on 20 years of research and is the most widely adopted product of its kind and is used in senior living communities across the country. 

What’s a Dakim Brainfitness unit look like? A lot like a computer, but it’s a lot easier to operate. 

Each laptop-sized Dakim unit comes pre-loaded with entertaining multimedia brain games with the look and feel of a TV game show. My dad loved game shows (I can remember him yelling out the prices during the Price is Right). Answers are given simply by touching the screen, with no keyboard or mouse required. It’s easy to use and isn’t intimidating if you’re not computer savvy.

The system offers different activities  and it’s designed for to help users at the level they’re at–whether you or your care buddy has normal brain function or is already experiencing moderate dementia. It even self-adjusts based on the user’s performance.  You’ll be able to enjoy 20-minute activity sessions and will automatically update online every few days–so you won’t even repeat the same exercise over and over. 

As a caregiver, you’ll be able to enjoy these activities as well. Goodness knows, caregivers can use a little brain exercise–and the interaction and skill levels will encourage you to improve at your own pace. 

So get busy writing that essay–your brain will appreciate the challenge, and who doesn’t like winning something?

Be sure to tell your caregiving friends about this exciting contest. For more information visit: Alzheimer’s Weekly.

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Hi, I'm Carol O'Dell. This blog will include stories and lessons I've learned while caring for my mom, and now as I speak to caregivers around the country. I hope to offer suggestions, ideas and insights that will help others.

While this blog is supported by Dakim Brain Fitness, I’m not blogging to promote the Dakim company or products. Instead, I’m writing about how caring and being cared for affects your life and your family. My hope is that this blog gives you a place to learn, reflect, gain new perspective to make it another day.

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