Could video games help our dad reclaim what he'd lost? Christmas morning, my father tore off the wrapping paper to discover a Nintendo Wii video game system. He studied the box, puzzled, until we told him why we’d given it to him. Parkinson’s had slowed his step and tightened his neck and shoulder muscles. Although he had tried surgery, medication and diets, the march of the disease forced him into retirement. He had windows of motion, but in between, his steps would freeze in place.