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December 16, 2012

Linky Sunday: Seniors on gun control, videogames as art, and… a cure for aging?

…Times op-ed. Videogames are now art. In the past month, MoMA has announced a new videogame collection, with a show opening in the spring, and the Mueum of the Moving…

August 1, 2013

WATCH: Can Videogames Help Us Cope with the Losses of Aging?

…In fact, McGonigal says gaming can help us live better – and in this remarkable TED Talk, she explains how and why.   Can Videogames Help Us Heal?   McGonigal…

September 13, 2013

Rx for Aging Brains: Videogames?

…just 12 hours of play. But not all videogames have the power to give our brains a tune-up. So, what was special about this one? Senior Planet caught up with…

May 28, 2013

WATCH: Ralph Baer, Inventor of Videogames, at Age 90

…time of this portrait, invented videogames 40 years ago with the first home console system, the Magnavox Odyssey. “All my friends are gone – what am I going to do?…

March 19, 2013

MoMA Takes on Videogames

Howard Goldberg, founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle and the author of “All Our Base Are Belong to Us,” will be discussing the role of videogames in popular…

March 6, 2013

Research: Gaming Is Good For Your Mental Health

Videogames have gotten a bad rap, with most being blamed for lowering kids’ attention spans and some being seen as a root cause of violence. But just a couple of…

January 19, 2014

Couple celebrates 75 years of marriage – and more hot news and cool finds for seniors

…more fun way to stop the leak: dancercize. New research that used dance exercise videogames as part of a rehab program found that (surprise!) fun is the main factor in…

April 30, 2018

Best Websites for Playing Online Games

Videogames aren’t just for kids. In fact, as you age, playing certain games can help you cognitively and, according to new research , might even improve your mood and sense…

July 13, 2014

The housesharing trend among older women & more from the week online

…Company took a look at companies that are developing science-based videogames that they hope the FDA will soon approve for people facing age related cognitive deficits, as well as well…

July 2, 2013

Fun for the Brain: Games That Preserve Cognitive Skills

…28. How Gaming Helps As part of their research scientists are asking why playing videogames improves cognitive skills in older people. Among the answers: Learning and practicing challenging tasks can…