Mountain View, CA, November 05, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- HAPPYneuron, Inc. (www.happy-neuron.com), a leading provider of scientifically-based brain fitness solutions, will donate 10 percent from each new online subscription to Alzheimer’s research during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this November. In partnership with the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, one of the world’s largest research teams leading the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, HAPPYneuron’s donation will go towards research and development of a cure for this destructive disease.
Currently, every 71 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and, according to the National Alzheimer’s Association, ten million baby boomers will develop the heartbreaking disease. Fortunately, increasing scientific evidence shows that actively participating in appropriately designed brain fitness workouts can defer the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s. HAPPYneuron games were developed by a team of neurologists, cognitive psychologists and educational scientists to specifically target the five major cognitive brain functions of memory, attention, language, executive functions and visual/spatial skills.
“HAPPYneuron cares about the research needed to prevent and address the debilitation caused by Alzheimer’s,” said Laura Fay, CEO of HAPPYneuron. “HAPPYneuron’s Brain Fitness Programs can help offset mental aging, but this donation to the Fisher Center Foundation allows us to support the necessary research and education to deal with this fatal disease.”
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation has been at the forefront of seminal research that has provided the conceptual framework for modern day investigations into Alzheimer’s disease. The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University headquartered in New York City collaborates with the other leading research institutions around the world in the global pursuit for the cause, care and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Of every dollar raised, 94 cents goes directly to research programs.
“We are delighted that HAPPYneuron is partnering with us in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” said Betsey Odell, Vice President of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research. “Every dollar donated through new HAPPYneuron online subscriptions is one step closer to finding a cure.”
HAPPYneuron brain fitness programs are available at www.happy-neuron.com. The cost is $9.95/month for unlimited access to the 35 games or $99.95/year and can be accessed by the individual online from any computer. This provides access to the personal, virtual coach feature that will track results and recommend brain fitness workouts based on areas of relative strength and weakness. This allows users to track their improvement over time and transfer the learned skills to everyday life activities.
A pioneer in brain fitness, HAPPYneuron Inc, was founded in 2000 to offer a broad range of scientifically-proven and personalized brain training workouts. Designed for people of any age, the programs maximize the brain’s capacity to learn, adapt to new information, enable mental sharpness and minimize the natural effects of aging. Used by both direct consumers and in senior facilities worldwide, program effectiveness is optimized through the availability of thousands of hours of fun and challenging brain games, guided by an online personal coach. To learn more about HAPPYneuron, Inc. visit www.happy-neuron.com.
Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is dedicated to attacking the scourge of Alzheimer's with a 3-pronged assault focused on the cause, care, and cure for Alzheimer's disease as well as supporting the public with educational programs. Their team of internationally renowned scientists, under the direction of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, has been at the forefront of seminal research that has provided the conceptual framework for modern day investigations into Alzheimer’s disease. The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University headquartered in New York City collaborates with the other leading research institutions around the world in the global pursuit for the cause, care and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Visit, www.ALZinfo.org