Health Benefits of 3D Video Games for Seniors

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Health Benefits of 3D Video Games for Seniors and awareness by prestige home care Orlando

People mostly associate video games with young people and single men in their 30s, however this dynamic may soon shift. Numerous reports from several studies show that customized 3D video games can improve certain brain functions among seniors. It is possible that some of the brain functions that normally deteriorate over time can be improved upon by playing 3D video games. Altamonte Springs Alzheimer’s care providers explain which cognitive functions are boosted and how these games enhance them.

Memory Function and Learning Potential

Memory is something that often declines among older people. A University of California, Irvine, study showed that people who played 2D video games did not improve their memory abilities within the hippocampus. However, individuals who played more complex and intricate 3D video games did improve their memory function and capacity to learn. With this in mind, seniors who require Altamonte Springs dementia home care could use 3D video games to exercise these areas of the brain.

Multitasking Abilities

Multitasking is a useful but challenging ability among older people. An aging brain often loses the ability to multitask well which directly affects various tasks such as driving a vehicle or preparing meals. A study from the British NIH showed that after seniors participated in a 3D driving video game, they significantly improved their multitasking skills.

Seniors often require cognitive stimulation to maintain brain function during their golden years. Help your loved one exercise his or her cognitive skills with help from Prestige Home Care. We provide premier in-home care in Altamonte Springs to help seniors age gracefully in the comfort of home. Our expertly trained caregivers offer emotional support and companionship to emotionally and mentally stimulate your loved one and promote overall wellbeing. To learn more about our services, contact an experienced Care Manager at 407-329-6613 today.

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  • Kimberly Miller

    Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida's hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly's dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career. Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly's primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being. The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly's resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.

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