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Could video games have a role in dementia care? – Mad World

Could video games have a role in dementia care? - Mad Worldby Andy McNichol, at Mad World

As far as topics for video games go, social care is a pretty unusual one. But a computer games design student is using his experience as a care home assistant to develop a game aimed at stimulating the memories of people with dementia.

Life in Memory Lane will encourage players to recreate elements of their lives in the game. Players can pick an occupation, character traits and geographical locations that have landmarks designed to trigger memories like post offices, chemists or pubs.

via Could video games have a role in dementia care? – Mad World.


One comment on “Could video games have a role in dementia care? – Mad World

  1. jlhede
    June 24, 2012

    I think this is wonderful! Long-term care facilities have been using the Wii games for years, for fun as well as for therapeutic reasons. It’s nice to see that people are starting to see that there’s a genuine market for this kind of technology with our elders.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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