Gaming is not just for kids. Studies with the elderly have shown that gaming has many positive outcomes, from improved communication skills and stalling the natural decline of different cognitive skills to good old just making people happier! Beyond the lull of a glowing screen, games require mental energy to play them. In one study, a car racing game involving a Volkswagen Beetle, required 60 to 85 year olds to multi task; steer and monitor for signs. When played for 12 hours it was found to improve memory and attention span. Full read here.