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Wii-Fit Improves Balance & Gait in Seniors

July 9, 2013

While some may think that video games are just for kids, a recent study found that seniors could also be fans. The study looked at ways of improving balance and gait in seniors with mild Alzheimer’s dementia (AD).

They noted that “This pilot study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of Wii-Fit in an assisted living facility in subjects with mild AD. Use of Wii-Fit resulted in significant improvements in balance and gait comparable to those in the robust monitored walking program.”

Active video game systems, like the Wii-Fit, now create opportunities for children and grand parents to play together. Who knew?

Read the Study

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