The consortium of the Erasmus+ funded “Bridge” project, which aims to create “Serious Games” acting on dementia symptoms, is pleased to announce that the 8 games, acting on cognitive and behavioural symptoms of dementia, have been created and ready to be tested. These games, 4 physical and 4 digital, have been designed and produced by the project consortium, 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 games were tested during Workshops in Alzheimer Hellas that organised following all the protected measures due to the Covid 19. People with dementia, their carers, health professionals and young volunteers played with fun and challenge themselves to master new skills. At the end of the Workshops, health professionals collected feedbacks about the Workshop and the new prototypes Games in order to highlight possible benefits and difficulties encountered.
The Workshops aim to enable social inclusion of people with dementia by being actively involved in games that can stimulate their cognitive functions. The workshops, and Bridge project itself, aim to bridge intergenerational gap, break the stigma related to the disease and increase volunteering actions concerning 3rd age people.
For more information www.projectbridge.eu.
Makri Marina, Psychotherapist, Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Magda Tsolaki, Neuropsychiatric Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Chair of Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease