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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COVID Normal Puzzling

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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Puzzles Help Mental Stability During a Pandemic 

by Sumaiya Kabir One of the best ways to stay mentally strong in this new norm, without losing your mind of course, is through solving puzzles. There are researches conducted and scientific explanations provided on thecorrelation between puzzles and mental health. This game is one of the cogitative activities that reduces anxiety and promotes overall mental well-being. Through untangling puzzles, you can: Exercise your little grey cells Manage boredom in an enjoyable way Connect with your family and […]

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Catch up with friends by solving puzzles

By Catherine Eagleson Many people are struggling with the ‘new normal’ brought on by COVID-19. Solving puzzles can help them to develop good coping strategies to combat this. At a time where people around the world are having their movements severely restricted movement it is important to find activities to keep occupied when isolating at […]

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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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Solving crosswords at a social distance

By Asuquo Udofia Two is company, three is a crowd – and literally so these days in cities across the world because of COVID-19.  Social distancing… self-isolation… lockdown.   These terms have been added to vocabularies with the spread of the coronavirus. In many parts of the world, social distancing has meant a lockdown of […]

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Solving Puzzles May Ease Panic Attacks

Anxiety affect 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. Puzzles may ease […]

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