Elderly can Count on Video Games to Keep Them Emotionally Well

by Savitha C Muppala on Mar 7 2013 10:38 PM

 Elderly can Count on Video Games to Keep Them Emotionally Well
A new study has found that elderly people who play video games are emotionally better off compared to those who do not play video games.
A study of the data compiled from 140 adults over the age of 63, found that 60 percent of the subjects played video games occasionally, while 35 percent said they played on a regular basis of more than once a week.

Researchers found a direct connection between gaming and better emotional health.

Results from the study found that those who played video games portrayed increased levels of positive mood, social skills and overall well-being as compared to non-gamers who showed higher instances of depression and a pessimistic attitude towards life.

Video games keep the mind active, the brain thinking and the spirit positive. The challenges in the games induce a sprit of positivity and purpose. Perhaps these factors contribute in keeping the elderly emotionally well, more so if they engage themselves in playing video games.


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