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March 31, 2007

Videogames conquer retirees [NY Times]

SWEAT collaborator Glen Carlson brought this article from yesterday's New York Times to our attention. Videogames Conquer Retirees. The article highlights the growing popularity of videogame play among people at or approaching retirement age. The article points to a prevalent, though untested, belief that playing videogames may help keep the mind sharp and hold off the onset of Alzheimer' s disease. This belief is an echo of the findings that show crossword puzzle solvers have lower incidence of dementia. The article points to the existence of two small studies now underway.

The article also mentions an interesting tidbit. The Norwegian Cruise Line is going to equip all of its ships with Wiis. All I can say is that the game is the thing.

Posted by SWEAT at March 31, 2007 09:17 AM