Marianne Shores took the first roller coaster ride of her life as a 16-year-old out on her first date at the Long Beach boardwalk. 60 years have passed since that moment, and Shores gets around now with a walker at the Atria Carmichael Oaks residential facility. Yet, on a recent Saturday, she was back speeding down the tracks and gripping the safety bar while wearing cutting-edge virtual reality goggles, created by Gamers Gift.
Many studies suggest, that using our brain regularly, while playing video games or serious games, allows “to limit the time’s effects”.
When speaking about entertainment, we all have different tastes, so making a complete list of ideal gifts for the elderly would be impossible. Nevertheless, we have pointed out some “fun” ideas for you to get for your elder relatives: a dedicated holiday, a TV handset or even an E-Reader for the cosy ones. [Read more…] about Trips and Entertainment for the Elderly
Video games are a global cultural practice. They are no longer exclusive to teenage boys – if they ever were. They are also no longer targeted to a niche market, as they offer a wide range of products for different kinds of gamers. A study from Super Data Research reveals that the gamer demographics are quite diverse: 1 player out of 2 is a woman while, overall, gamers are getting older. They also have different game preferences according to their profile.
In a near future, game developers may benefit a great deal from creating games specifically meant for elder gamers who have grown up with videogames.
According to a Chinese American study published in Nature Communications, video games are likely to reduce states of depression for the elderly. The results of the clinical tests was conducted on a group of elderly people from 60 to 89 years old on whom antidepressant had no positive effects. Their state improved after spending time playing video games that were developed to improve the brain’s abilities. [Read more…] about To treat depression for the elderly, video games are more efficient than medicine
ALZ is a poetic and touching experimental game conceived by Dylan NG that can slip into shoes of an Alzheimer’s patient.
By moving a faceless character with the keyboard arrow, you find yourself immersed for a few minutes in the daily difficulties of the disease.