When my grandfather entered a senior community years ago, I was amused that it offered regular Wii gaming tournaments. I loved the idea of Grandpa competing in virtual bowling or Mario Kart madness. Research now shows videogames benefit older brains, improving activity and communication between brain regions. Although videogames are often discredited, this study points to some redeeming qualities.
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