LANGUAGE GAMES REDUCING THE RISK OF DEMENTIA IN ELDERLY ADULTS

Tri Septa Nurhantoro

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Similar to other largest countries, Indonesia has a huge number of elderly people that contributes significant number of elderly population in the world. This becomes the result of the significant progress of Indonesian government programs. However, this condition also creates another problem related to the increasing number of people who suffers from various degenerative diseases, such as dementia, which is now it does not exclusively affect elderly people. One solution to reduce the risk of dementia is practicing habitual activities that involve brain training, like playing crossword puzzle and scrabble. Those activities are not only interesting and entertaining, but can also improve memory, daily life skills, and overall mental health. Therefore, the use of language games should be well socialized to Indonesian society to prevent the risk of dementia to happen at earlier age.

Keywords: dementia, elderly adults, language games


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