Does Digital Gaming Enable Healthy Aging for Community-Dwelling People With Dementia?

Cutler, C., Hicks, B. and Innes, A., 2016. Does Digital Gaming Enable Healthy Aging for Community-Dwelling People With Dementia? Games and Culture, 11 (1-2), pp. 104-129.

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DOI: 10.1177/1555412015600580

Abstract

This article critically explores the benefits of commercial digital gaming technology for healthy aging of people with dementia. Research with community-dwelling people with dementia has highlighted the need for enhanced access to nonpharmacological interventions to support social engagement. Commercially available technologies offer a means to engage people with dementia. This article expands on this body of knowledge by assessing the benefits of digital gaming on healthy aging for community-dwelling people with dementia who have participated in a series of Tech Clubs using Apple iPads, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS. Findings from this study demonstrates that use of digital gaming technologies promotes lifelong learning; optimization of mental, physical, and social stimulation; and independence, all of which promote the agenda of healthy aging.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1555-4120
Uncontrolled Keywords:dementia; digital gaming; healthy aging; community; psychosocial
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:23191
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Mar 2016 10:33
Last Modified:20 Apr 2016 12:35

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