Video games aren't just for kids! In a recent NBCNews article/video, journalists report that aging gamers are becoming an increasingly large group of participants in online video gaming. Why? Most senior citizens report turning to video games for brain stimulation and social interaction.
According to a 2016 AARP study, 38% of Americans age 50 and older say they play video games. Among baby boomers, a study shows that 25% of male players and 22% of female players have been playing video games for more than 25 years.
The article further states that research shows cognitive stimulation, like the kind generated by video games, can help delay degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. Yet the social benefits of interactive games have become a key driver in seniors adopting the hobby.
With the research at hand, contact us to find out how we can help you or a loved one explore this possibility with a Seniors Helping Seniors® Caregiver. Game on!