The concept of gamification, more commonly referred to as memory games, are a simple yet effective tool used to stimulate the brain. Brain training exercises are used for people of all ages to keep our mind’s sharp and engaged but with individuals who suffer with brain degenerative diseases, it is an excellent way to provide both mental and social stimulation. Caregiver Support’s website list five types of games that are especially well suited for dementia patients. These are; card games, bingo, visual games, word puzzles and video games. Utilising this form of therapy, possibly slows down the deterioration of cognitive abilities, thus making them an exemplary tool for carers and loved ones to do with dementia patients in order to exercise their brains again to trigger the memory aspects that are fading away.

Natasha Perkin

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