by Roger Gude
For years, as many of us already know, video games have been seen as a “waste of time.” However, our fellow journalists over at the London Free Press recently posted an article about the pluses of gaming… for older people!
“In his book Everything Bad is Good for You, for instance, technology expert Steven Johnson explored the benefits of an array of pop-culture offerings, including video games,” quotes writer Ian Gillespie, at the London Free Press. If you’ve never heard of this book, it would be wise to check it out.
Along with supporting simpler games like Pong and Pac-man, Steven Johnson claims that the more complicated the game, the better for the brain. However, these games prove to be to complicated for the elderly.
The answer to this problem: Brain Age. Allowing for people to solve a variety of math problems, and puzzles, this game has been proven to help prevent Alzheimer's.
With all the positive coverage of video games in the past year, it shouldn’t be a shock that more and more people convert from being “non-gamers,” to “gamers.” Let’s hope this keeps up.
For more info on the article check out http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2007/01/20/3412957-sun.html.