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Exergames in people with major neurocognitive disorder: a systematic review

The purpose of the paper was to systematically evaluate the efficacy of exergames in individuals with major neurocognitive disorder.

Published on the Journal: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (Taylor&Francis Online)

  • by Nathalie Swinnen
  • Submission date: 10/02/2020
  • Publication date: 22/07/2020

You can find the link to the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2020.1785566

Conclusions

The current literature is of moderate to high quality and demonstrates that exergames have a wide range of physical and mental benefits in people with major neurocognitive disorder. More controlled trials are however needed to confirm the existing evidence before exergames can be recommended in treatment guidelines for people with major neurocognitive disorder.

Implications for rehabilitation

  • Exergames have many physical and mental benefits in people with major neurocognitive disorder
  • Exergaming can enhance gait, mobility and balance in people with major neurocognitive disorder
  • Evidence for beneficial cognitive effects of exergaming is emerging