Putting Solving Puzzles on the CUSP

Solving puzzles has a huge range of benefits that can, and should be appreciated from a young age.  Puzzling is definitely not  just a pastime you pick up when you retire! Clue Detective has come up with an acronym that embraces the benefits of solving puzzles for health and wellbeing, as well as active learning and […]

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Solving Puzzles May Ease Panic Attacks

Anxiety affects millions of people, young and old, around the world.  It can be extremely debilitating.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that solving puzzles may ease panic attacks. An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to engage your brain. There are two […]

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Crossword puzzles for ADHD sufferers

People with ADHD seem to be unable to concentrate on any one thing for very long.  They fidget, change the subject and often just get up and walk away.  Life can be very difficult for the ADHD sufferer as well as for you as their family and friends.  You have probably been looking for ways […]

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Self-Esteem Boosting Benefits of Puzzling for Kids

Did you know that puzzles are great for kids self-esteem? Solving puzzles such as crosswords is a great activity for kids to not not only help them  learn; it also helps them boost their self-esteem and mental fitness.  Best of all, it can often happen quite subconsciously, because they are having too much fun to […]

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Puzzles The Way To A Healthy Brain

A healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy brain.  We know that what we eat and drink has a direct impact on the cells of our brain and body.  But it’s also how we spend our days that has a big effect on our health in later life.  As the Brain Foundation of Australia […]

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Solve Codewords and Become a Morphologist

Do you like the idea of being a wartime code-breaker in Intelligence? All very hush-hush, with a constant air of intrigue and mystery; working through the clues logically, piece by piece.  Then the codeword is probably for you. It is also very satisfying to know that you are actively honing your spelling skills and boosting your vocabulary […]

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The Dementia Driving Dilemma

by Annie Carlin & Catherine Eagleson It’s an issue which will confront us all at some stage.  When should we (or our parents) stop driving because we have become unsafe? The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia and Driving Guide for Families and Carers profiles a sad but interesting story about Geoff and his gradual decline as a […]

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Puzzles A Game Changer For Dementia Sufferers

The challenge of fighting dementia is seen as one of the biggest health crises of our time.  A lot has been said and done to promote healthy living and incorporate various aspects of it in our everyday lives – avoiding junk food, exercising, taking vitamins etc. have all been a major points in the check-list […]

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Puzzling in a COVID era

by Catherine Eagleson Puzzling activities such as crosswords, codewords, sudoku and trivia quizzes are all wonderful for keeping us engaged and focused, individually and in a group.  Research shows that these educational and engaging pastimes have never been more popular during our months of COVID lockdown.  They boost mental stimulation, as well as improving general […]

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Solve puzzles in a virtual setting

A library used to be a place that simply offered resources mostly in print format.  Not anymore.  It is now a technological hub of the universe, where a variety of electronic resources are provided to patrons.  Online puzzles is just one example.  When patrons solve puzzles in a virtual setting, they need to be able […]

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