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Finding the solution to a puzzle is a way of mastering a challenge, and enhancing your problem solving skills. How do you achieve this? Many of the challenges you encounter in life are physical.  Puzzles, such as crosswords, codewords, sudoku and trivia quizzes are brain challenges, where you need to use your knowledge of the English language, word structure and general facts, as Read more…

We are all familiar with the popular saying “a busy mind is a happy one”, and there is strong support to the hypothesis that maintaining active cognitive function can help to ward off dementia in old-age, but how much truth is there in it? It’s surely also no surprise that millions of people across the world play brain training games Read more…

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 so far. Perhaps not enough has been said about brain health and the effect puzzles have on the way our brains work. Canadian Read more…

Are you one of those people that spend several hours a day travelling to work on public transport? It can get pretty boring, can’t it?  Perhaps you need a new challenge. Why not start solving Clue Detective puzzles daily while you commute to work. They are fun, and  are great for improving your concentration and attention span, as well as increasing Read more…

Children with ADHD seem to be unable to concentrate on any one thing for very long.  They fidget, change the subject and often just get up and walk away.    Life can be very difficult for the child as well as for you as parents. I would hate to be the teacher in a classroom where there can be more than Read more…

Solving puzzles has many benefits for people of all ages, particularly seniors and retirees. One of the many advantages is that they provide the opportunity to engage in an activity that fosters  lifelong learning Your retirement village may consider your offering residents access to  crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles.  Forming an online puzzle club in your retirement village can be a wonderful asset Read more…

Modern day employers need to be constantly aware of their responsibilities when it comes to workplace health and safety.  Safety checks, ergonomic equipment and safety training have all helped to reduce any health risks in the workplace.  Some employers have set up special facilities such as dedicated lunch rooms/time out spaces and even gyms so that their staff can maintain their Read more…

In many cases, puzzles are solved by an individual person.  However, solving puzzles and different types of word games in a group can also be extremely beneficial. In February 2015, the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency launched an online puzzle club at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House.  Members meet once a month where they solve puzzles to: Build their (individual and collective) general knowledge Read more…

The crossword puzzle’s popularity shows no sign of abating, even now in the digital age.  It’s very easy to plug in and enjoy playing puzzles using your favourite technological device. The aim of digital inclusion is to integrate digital skills with our everyday activities. There is no doubt, the solving of the daily crossword still maintains its universal appeal, so why Read more…

The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is delighted to learn of the recent research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society through Kings College, London and its findings.  The research has found that doing regular brain training exercises can help to improve cognitive function in older people. The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is passionate about promoting the benefits of solving puzzles to seniors, Read more…

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