A national senior housing company has added a new component that could help seniors ward off Alzheimer's disease.
It isn't medication. It's a computer game.
Yesterday, Brookdale announced an exclusive partnership with Dakim to bring the game [m]Power in an effort to help seniors maintain brain activity.
The game will be added to Brookdale's Optimum Life program, which focuses on six areas of wellness for the residents that include social and intellectual exercises.
"[m]Power makes it simple and easy for our residents to unleash the power of cognitive exercise to enhance quality of life and well-being for our residents," said Sara Terry, vice president of Optimum Life for Brookdale Senior Living.
The game was created specifically for seniors to prevent or slow the development of dementia. It is played on a computer with a touch screen. The brain exercises also have various levels of difficulty and will adjust for different users in real time.
Seniors who find ways to stimulate their brain can decrease the impact of Alzheimer's disease, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Brookdale Senior Living manages more than 550 senior living and retirement communities in the U.S. The communities provide independent living, skilled nursing and Alzheimer's care.