Feb 17, 2015 - 09:16 AM
Neuroscientists have been investigating whether older adults who play video games (particularly strategy-based games) are able to ward off some amount of cognitive decline. Though no conclusive evidence can be found as of yet, it does appear that a certain population of game-playing seniors enjoy both a sense of tech-mastery and the socialization some games offer.
Purchasing an iPod Touch for your father may be an option as this mobile device would enable him to choose from a variety of games he can play either by himself or with other people online. In terms of a magnifier for this device, you can search stores that sell low-vision products. An example would be the iPod Blackberry 2x Portable Small Screen Magnifier. http://www.maxiaids.com/products/5136/iPod-Blackberry-2x-Portable-Small-Screen-
Magnifier.html. Using a stylus to navigate the touch screen would be helpful as well.
Visit American Federation for the Blind website to find good resources for seniors with vision challenges.