Video Games Improve Elderly Well-Being
If you think that video games can only bring smiles on children's face then you need to read on. As per a study carried out by a group of researchers from North Carolina State University, it has been revealed that video games make even elderly happy.
In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers carried out an example in which they included 140 people who were aged 63-years-old. Lead researcher Jason Allaire said that they asked study volunteers about how many hours they play video games.
It was revealed that 61% elderly played occasionally and other 35% played once a week. After knowing the same, they made the study volunteers to go through tests to assess their emotional and social well-being.
Test results revealed that those who were used to play video games for long time were better in both the sections that were better well-being and great emotional functioning. "The research published here suggests that there a link between gaming and better well-being and emotional functioning", added Allaire.
Allaire continued by saying that they are thinking to carry out further study on the topic to know more about gaming and well-being and how it improves mental health.
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