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RKNet Studios Announced Cognitions Bridge Games for Senior Adults; to Fight Loneliness and Cognitive Decline, the Known Risk Factors in Early Death
Date:6/13/2013

geriatrician who led the study. “You can’t tell who may be feeling lonely. It’s not just a little old lady living all alone.”

Is loneliness biological? Is it socially mediated- meaning, are lonely people simply not caring for themselves or not interacting with family or caregivers? What are the mechanisms at play and what are some practical interventions? That’s where the research needs to go next.

While we wait for next round of research, there’s something RKNet Studios has done to help senior adults fight loneliness by engaging in cognitive development computer games for fun, companionship, and prevention of cognitive decline.

Developing awareness and sensory integration are key features for cognitive skills development in Cognitions Bridge games; which are designed to act as therapy to many disorders including loneliness, Autism, and dementia.

In a game played against the computer, the sensory integration in Cognitions Bridge games tries to "balance" the input of the senses. The computer acts as mentor and a friendly playmate that can play for hours, communicates non-verbally and doesn’t judge. If a senior adult needs more input to feel satisfied and connected to the world around them, the game introduces healthy challenges, increasing complexity, and a competitively winning opportunity that will provide the right amount of stimulus.

If the senior adult needs less input to feel at peace with the world around them, the game can be played at their own pace in the gentler forms of play, to encourage them not to retreat entirely.

Cognitions Bridge games are real life strategy and intelligence games; and are fun while developing cognitive and social skills playing against the computer. Once the senior adult is comfortable playing and accepts the computer as a playmate, a caregiver or friend can join-in the game to take over the fun opportunity and engage in a competitive game... as a real social interactio
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