Playing Bingo is Good For Your Brain

Lovers of online bingo can rejoice at the findings in the recent report which state that playing bingo can actually assist cognitive performance for people suffering from dementia, Alzheimers Disease and Parkinsons Disease.

Whilst the social benefit of sitting in the bingo rooms has always been acknowledged, researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Boston University and Bridgewater State University have now concluded that the benefits extend far beyond the pleasures of talking to your online bingo buddies.

The natural aging process has a number of pitfalls, but cognitive deterioration and visual perception problems are amongst the most severe, as diminishing contrast recognition can interfere with daily activities like driving, reading, moving around the house and eating. Improving contrast perception can be achieved in a variety of ways known as Externally Supported Performance Intervention and it seems that playing bingo is an excellent method of visual support, boosting cognitive skills for those affected.

Chatting in the bingo rooms is one of the more enjoyable ways to pass the time, and since the study concludes that playing on large, high-contrast cards can improve cognitive performance Im sure all the nursing homes now feel justified in their habit of running free bingo games every day!