Could gaming be a tool for ageing well?

Researchers are beginning to look beyond anecdotal evidence of the positive impacts playing games on Kindles, iPads and Wiis are having on older people’s mental fitness and wellbeing.  The Guardian reports that, “Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that 60-year-olds who played a custom-designed video game for 12 hours over the course of a month improved their multitasking abilities to levels better than those achieved by 20-year-olds playing the game for the first time. The subjects retained those improvements six months later.”  Get your game on!

 

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