Within the Erasmus+ funded “Bridge” project 8 serious games, acting on cognitive and behavioural symptoms of dementia, have been created. The games have been designed based on the concept ideas of health professionals, game-designers, young volunteers, people with dementia and their carers coming from Greece, Italy and Romania.
The 4 digital games, Find the word, Flea market, Next destination and Bird Watching, are now available for Android devices on Play store.
Follow the link to download: App Android di ECE Dev su Google Play.
The 4 physical games, Blooming flowers, Specialites, Emotions and the Directors, are now available on Bridge Project website. Follow the link to download the rulebook and the all the game materials: https://projectbridge.eu/the-serious-game/
All the games are available for free in English, Greek, Italian and Romanian.
The serious games have been tested during a series of workshops, in October 2020, organized in the different partner countries. The workshops had different aims: testing the games; finding an enjoyable way to act on dementia symptoms; enabling people with dementia social inclusion by being actively involved in game playing; bridging the intergenerational gap by the direct involvement of young volunteers; creating awareness of serious games’ possibilities and promoting cognitive stimulation and social interaction. The testing phase involved 47 people: 23 people with dementia, 17 health professionals, 4 caregivers and 3 young volunteers. At the end of the workshops participants were asked to fill in questionnaires in order to collect feedbacks on the different games, highlighting benefits and difficulties encountered. In general participants appreciated the games and shared positive feedbacks about the sessions. They also made some comments on how to improve the different games.
At the moment Bridge consortium is working on the development of the e-platform offering Courses and training materials on Bridge project and giving the chance to download for free useful resources and all the developed games.
The training course and the e-platform will be available starting from next months. To learn more about the project please visit our website https://projectbridge.eu/