50th Anniversary

Fifty years of research and innovation at SFU: keeping seniors in the game

December 18, 2015
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Seeking holiday gift ideas for the seniors in your life? Consider a gaming system.

Research by SFU education professor David Kaufman suggests that users, including older adults—a group at risk of isolation, depression and cognitive decline—can experience multiple benefits from playing digital games.

In fact, some digital games and simulations have been shown to inspire mental engagement, sociability and learning.