Computer games therapeutic for seniors

“A new program at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home is helping many seniors learn to use computers for the first time. Grace Pugliese, 82, is blind and has been using a sound recognition game as part of her daily therapy to strengthen her mind. The game plays different sounds, such as a typewriter or telephone, and she has to guess what the sound is. ‘It’s very neat, very educational,’ Pugliese said. ‘It’s very fun.’” “The nursing home recently installed the “It’s Never 2 Late” computer system and has been using it with its residents for about a month. It allows residents to use new technology to increase physical and mental ability.”

Utica Observer Dispatch, NY, February 11, 2009
 
Written By: Jonathan Monfiletto