30 November, 2016
The first time we played Super Mario as kids, we knew we’d never grow out of it. Turns out, several elders feel this way too and with good reason. Research says that active, engaged seniors are much more likely to lead healthy, dementia-free lives than their counterparts. What’s more, by engaging with a video game, it was observed that they could improve their spatial skills and give the brain some much-needed exercise, thus keeping mental health issues at bay. Here are some benefits of playing video games:
So what video games should we be playing? Absolutely anything under the Sun serves the purpose. If you enjoy keen observation, you may enjoy hidden object games. There are others that make you race against time or test your matching skills. Just visit an online site like Gamehouse or BigFish games and begin playing without even having to download. Just choose from an array of free and paid games. If racing is your style, there’s always Need For Speed. IF you’re feeling like a builder of towns, look for games like Age Of Empires or even something simpler like Caesar 3. Happy gaming!
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