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The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency promotes the huge benefits of solving puzzles to people of all ages, particularly seniors and retirees. One of the many advantages is that you can play them wherever you are. By visiting www.cluedetectivepuzzlesonline.com, your retirement village residents can login to play a wide selection of original crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles. They can be solved 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…

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…

While Alzheimers Australia states  “there is no sure way to prevent dementia…” they suggest a number of strategies you can put in place to your risk.  Together, they offer a holistic approach to good health and wellbeing.  At the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency, we have outlined them all for you below and show how solving puzzles can be integrated and provide an Read more…

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? In the May 2013 edition of Royalauto, the RACV magazine, I read a sad but interesting story about Geoff and his gradual decline as a driver.  It began with subtle changes, in particular to do with his ability 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…

Just as some people can’t function without their coffee in the morning, there are some people who wouldn’t think to start their day without doing the crossword puzzle. For some it’s habit, for some it’s a challenge, and for all of them, it’s one possible step toward warding off dementia. For many years, doctors believed that Alzheimer’s and dementia were Read more…

We all know how important it is to keep our minds active at all ages, but it becomes increasingly important after 50 years of age.  Age, combined with all those life habits which aren’t so good for you, start to show up in slowed brain function. Playing and solving puzzles is an excellent way to help keep your brain active.  Read more…