Brain training games for the elderly aim to slow cognitive decline and increase social engagement
- A set of games designed by the Hong Kong Society for the Aged sees senior players performing everyday tasks such as buying food and matching socks
- The brain-training industry is forecast to exceed US$8 billion by 2021, though there is little evidence games boost people’s abilities outside their context
Hong Kong has the highest life expectancy in the world – what is the secret behind it?
The dense, compact environment – with easy access to medical facilities – combined with the traditional Chinese culture of caring for the elderly have contributed to its population living to a ripe old age. But can it retain the title of highest life expectancy in the world?