Do you still play games in your gadgets like laptops, netbook, ipad, tablet or cellphone though you are already old, say past 50?
I do, and while playing an old favorite game, tetris or block/brick game, I thought that seniors or even octagenarians should play to keep their mind busy.
Benefits of Computer Games for Adults
While too much playing computer games has negative effects on children and young people, it is the reverse for the “oldies.” It can keep their brains busy, thus preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
I read in the net that adults or seniors should have some brain exercises to keep it healthy like looking at flying birds in the sky, or watching the clouds. I thought eye movements can help make the brain healthier too.
By playing computer games like puzzles or blocks, the adult’s eyes and mind are both busy, keeping the brain busy too, or keeping it active. They can play with other adults or with their grandchildren. It would be a very interactive bonding time between them because they both appreciate the games.
Hours Pass Quickly When Playing Games
An old person would not notice the passing of time when he is so busy on his favorite computer game. This is in contrast to the situation of those who seemed to be counting the minutes, the hours, wishing that it would be night time so they can sleep; or worse, if they can not sleep, they will count the hours till dawn, wishing it would be a new day.
It is a lamentable situation for the elders. It seemed they are counting their days on earth, wishing they would be gone.If they are busy doing things to let them forget the time, or the passing of days, they would still enjoy life and wish for more time on earth!
May the children of adult people encourage their old parents to engage in activities like playing computer games to help their brain be healthy; to ease boredom and make them happy.
So if you are already old, do not stop playing computer games, or do other activities that will make your mind busy like answering crossword puzzles, playing chess or scrabble, or keep your hands busy like writing or doing crafts like crocheting, knitting, etc. Somehow it will help delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
What do you think?