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Nintendo console helps Welsh Alzheimer patients

A care home in Pontardawe, Wales has taken delivery of a "Nintendo computer games console", presumably a Wii, after evidence from the Alzheimer Society that solving computer-based puzzles can slow the on-set of the disease.

Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Derek Vaughan, said, "The council provides itself on the standard of care provided in our residential care homes. As well as caring for their physical needs, we encourage residents to join in activities designed to help them keep mobile, mentally alert, self confident and socially interactive.

"Purchasing these games consoles for Dan y Bryn is an excellent example of how the council is constantly looking to new technology to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable residents."

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