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.
Research is revealing that crosswords are far from pointless time wasters. They provide many benefits for your mental and physical wellbeing. Whether you enjoy beginner puzzles or brain─benders, there's a crossword puzzle out there for you. Give one a try today and experience the health benefits of crossword puzzles first hand. And, of course, have fun doing it!
by Patricia J. Jensen on Aug 05, 2018 Crossword