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.
A lot of times, the harder clues will be a play on words that are related to the theme of the crossword puzzle, so you may have to take the theme of the puzzle into consideration in order to solve it. After that, you may be able to solve the crossword by process of elimination and by using some simple logic.
by Patricia J. Jensen on Aug 05, 2018 Crossword