They Lower Your Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer's ─ Mental stimulation has been proven to help prevent age─related neurological disorders like dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A University of California, Berkeley, study found the more often someone engages in mentally demanding activities, such as reading or doing crosswords, the less buildup they have in their brains of certain toxic proteins that can lead to diseases like Alzheimer's. Including cognitively challenging hobbies and tasks in your early and middle years seemed to be especially helpful in preventing the accumulation of these toxic proteins. Another scientific review concluded that the mental stimulation provided by leisure activities like crossword puzzles may also delay the onset of dementia.
When solving crosswords, you will give yourself a head start on the harder, longer words, and eliminate a majority of the puzzle. by filling in all the easy clues first. You can break the puzzle into blocks, across and down, until you reach the end of the clue list. Sometimes there may be a clue that could have two or more solutions. You can write all of the possible answers down alongside their respective clues until you fill in enough squares to exclude the words that do not fit.
by Patricia J. Jensen on Jul 22, 2018 Crossword