A new says that playing card games can help stroke with their recovery just as much as virtual reality gaming. Canadian researchers conducted a test on 141 patients to determine whether gaming or more games was better at treating stroke . They found that playing cards, games like dominoes, and even throwing a paper ball into a improved patients' motor . They said playing bingo or using a Wii games console also aided from a stroke. The researchers reported that if the type of task used for the rehabilitation of motor skills is , repetitive and gets the hands and arms moving, it will help recovering from a stroke.
A stroke happens when the supply to part of the brain is cut off. It can lead to if not treated quickly. Following a stroke, sufferers can experience a number of physical changes such as drooping face , slurred speech and a loss of in the arms and legs. The researchers said it wasn't whether virtual reality gaming or traditional games helped sufferers more. Researcher Dr Gustavo Saposnik said: "We all like and have the to think that new technology is better than old-fashioned , but sometimes that's not the . In this study, we found that simple recreational activities that can be implemented may be as effective as technology."