Centenarian Keeps her Mind Sharp with Nintendo DS

100-year-old Kathleen “Kit” Connell is an enthusiastic and avid spokesperson for Nintendo. Connell claims that her Nintendo DS keeps her mind sharp by playing different games on her handheld device throughout the day such as “Brian Trainer.” Connell is not the only one who has found that video games kept her young. In 2009, the National Science Foundation granted North Carolina State University $1.2 million to start Gains through Gaming Lab, evaluating the benefits older adults experience from using video games. “I much prefer to be using my brain and I find I am very forgetful,” said Connell. “I try to do these and it really is helping.”

February 2, 2012, Abcnews.go.com


Written by Gillian Mohney.