“After reading numerous studies on how engagement games could help the elderly improve their physical health and cognitive abilities, my team and I implemented a series of video games to engage our elderly patients with dementia.
After each game session, our patients were observed to be calmer, happier, and were able to rest for longer periods. When strict visitation guidelines were implemented during the pandemic, the games also helped keep them engaged while adhering to safe management measures at the ward.
We are also working with physiotherapists to evaluate how the games can be adapted to facilitate or enhance rehabilitation exercises for patients who have limited body movements, and we look forward to the possibility of expanding to other wards to benefit many more patients in future.”
Ms Yuan Long Xia, Senior Nurse Manager, Singapore General Hospital
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