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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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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Boost Your IQ Solving Puzzles

Have you ever aspired to be a member of the organisation Mensa? It is the largest, oldest and best known high-IQ society in the world. Mensa is a non-profit organisation open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised intelligence test.  Mensa is formally composed of national groups and […]

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Stay In Touch By Solving Crossword Puzzles

by Asuquo Udofia One of the most fun and mentally stimulating activities people can do while self-isolating is to stay in touch by solving crossword puzzles. Cosimo Bizzarri, who lives in Italy, one of the country’s worst affected by the coronavirus, testifies of the benefit of having crosswords handy in isolation. Writing in The New […]

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How To Solve Codewords

by Catherine Eagleson Codewords are crosswords without written clues.  You are provided with a grid, and each square contains a number 1 to 26 (ie. the letters of the alphabet).   You are given a small number of letters to start you off.  Your challenge is to study the numerical patterns in the grid, and using […]

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