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Solving crosswords and sudoku puzzles on a daily basis is a great way to keep your language and logic skills sharp.  Why not challenge yourself to today’s selection during the daily commute?  It is also a lot of fun, as well as being mentally satisfying. Today’s Puzzle Selection: 19×19 Quick Crossword No. 146 15×15 Krypton Cryptic Crossword No. 5 9×9 Sudoku Read more…

Getting a puzzle club together has many benefits.  Members build their general knowledge and enjoy fun, interactive sessions.  The Clue Detective Daily Puzzle Showcase is a great resource for your group.  There are plenty of ideas and inspiration for you to play with here. Today’s Puzzle Selection: 15×15 Quick Crossword No. 118 15×15 Nixie Cryptic Crossword No. 25  9×9 Sudoku No. 10  21×21 Codeword No. 165   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…

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…