A platform that incentivises young people to create activities for the elderly that would slow down cognitive ageing
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- The state doesn't want to invest money in old people, so we need volunteers
- Students and young people often have ideas and want to do good things, but have no place to implement/do them
- Nursery homes rarely offer cognitive training through workshops, because it's an extra cost
- Young people often want to do good, but don't know exactly how
- Physical activity is good, but doesn't offer protection from poor cognition later in life
- Entertain older people
- Teaching older people new skills
- Engage older people in accepting modern technology and keeping up with the news and innovation
- Making their life more interesting
- Promoting innovation and creative thinking in young people
- Enabling them to meet, see and experience what old age will be like
- It was shown that more frequents early-life and late-life cognitive activity were associated with slower cognitive decline .
- There are already some tools that help people to slow down cognitive impairment . They shown that strategic planning, memory recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination and kinesthetic learning are functions that, if frequently activated, help slowing down the cognitive impairment. If this platform existed, it would help introducing many tools like this, dramatically affecting the avareness of ageing and neuroplasticity decline.
- People doing stimulating jobs had lower risk of dementia (study on more than 100,000 participants for 17 years) . Stimulating jobs considered decision-making, managering, job control).
- High income countries have less cases of dementia than low and middle income countries . In high income countries, more people are employed and do stimulating jobs.
- What do you think?
- How could we motivate old people to do these energy-demanding cognitive or physical tasks? They are often giving up on everything that's "too hard".