Benefits Of Game Play In Alzheimer’s Patients
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Helen Miltiades PhD, is professor and director of the Gerontology Program at California State University, Fresno. She is currently involved in a multi-year study funded by the California Department of Social Services to evaluate training programs for Adult Protective Services. She is faculty director in a project integrating palliative care education into college curriculum led by the California State University Institute for Palliative Care and funded by the California Health Care Foundation.


Benefits Of Game Play In Alzheimer’s Patients

An estimated 5 million people in America are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (Matthews, et al. 2018). Oftentimes, the focus on Alzheimer's revolves around the losses a person is experiencing. Alzheimer’s affects memory, and the result is a slow and gradual decline in a person’s ability to participate in work, activities, and, eventually, self-care. While a cure for Alzheimer’s does not exist, there has been much research focused on brain games to preserve cognitive health. Many of these brain games use...

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