Can Wii help lonely older people?

A psychological challenge for older people is to deal with the restrictions that old age places on their way of life. Could playing the Wii could be a way for them to socialise and be more active?

Our Research Digest looks at new study that attempts to find out.

<p>Dear Sir/Madam, I have observed how children behave when allowed by their parents to constantly play on a playstation. Perhaps this does improve reaction times but can hamper communication skills and zest for life in other ways. It might stimulate visual perception but affect overall enjoyment of playing with other children and participating in family activities. There seems to be a lot about autism in the press and perhaps there is a significant link between how long is spent on a playstation and lack of the appropriate development of inter human communication. Best Regards, Julie S. MacLure MA(Hons) MEd MBPsS</p>

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