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Elderly using Wii Fit to improve wellbeing

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West London Mental Health NHS Trust has introduced Wii Fit units to help older patients improve their physical and mental wellbeing, reversing the age-old preconception that elderly people and technology do not mix.

Anne Daly, a senior nurse manager at the day centre where the devices have been introduced, said: “The various exercise programmes help improve service users’ balance, coordination, stamina and energy.”

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  • another scandalous waste of money. the elderly need people contact not more machines this is why there are so many mental health problems in the first place!

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