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Maintains Social Bonds

Some of us play crosswords when we have nothing to do. In short, it’s the best pass time activity for many people. But have you ever thought about playing this game with a bunch of your friends?

Studies have shown that solving crossword puzzles in groups is highly beneficial to the functionality level of your brain. While you solve a puzzle in a group, your speed of thinking and talking enhances. This also strengthens the social bonds and manages disputes if any.

We all have heard the famous saying – “Two and two makes four.”

So, next time when you stuck somewhere call a bunch of your favorite pals and start puzzling away!

Improves Mental Health

People nowadays are quite busy in building their muscles. And indeed it’s a good thing. But how many of you focus on maintaining your mental health?

What is Mental Health?

Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It impacts how one thinks, feels, and reactions under various circumstances.

Why is Mental Health Important?

Each one of us wants to live a happy life. Here are some ways our mental health impacts our overall lifestyle:

  • Boosts your interpersonal relationships
  • Encourages positive thinking.
  • Higher Productivity
  • Better Performance

Thus, when we are free of depression, stress and anxiety, we are better equipped to lead a happier life.

Now, coming to our main objective – How exactly can playing crosswords improve our mental health?

Many researchers have discovered the positive effects that word search puzzles has on our mental health.

When your brain keeps working on a continuous basis the cells are activated. One important factor in doing adult board games is the ability to think creatively.

It’s a brain consuming activity. Involving yourself in such activity elevates your analytical and cognitive skills to a very healthy level.

Eradicates Brain Diseases

Studies suggest that these brain teasers are actually helpful for people suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Haven’t heard about Dementia and Alzheimer’s before? Have a quick look at the brief explanation below:

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a group of symptoms that reduces a person’s memory and other thinking skills. A person may suffer the loss of behavioral abilities, affecting the activities in his routine life.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia. This neurological disease causes problems with a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior.

Around 44 million people worldwide are living with these two brain diseases. The majority of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are 65 years of age or older.

It has become a global health emergency that needs to be taken care of.

Then How Do You Prevent Dementia?

It has been said that learning a second or third language helps in delaying the onset of these Brain diseases. For some, it might be an interesting thing to do but others won’t find it captivating.

What Else Can I Do To Fight This?

The Truth About Crosswords and Dementia

There are lots of researches going on, and some are inconclusive at this point, but we must trust logic.

Indulging in any cognitive activity activates the cells of our brain. When you think, you are exercising your brain. When you solve crossword puzzles, you are memorizing things. This act of involving in brain tasks is really helpful to prevent yourselves from Dementia.

Thus, people suffering from such diseases should indulge in brain activities. Other forms of brain games such as playing crossword puzzles, sudoku, chess etc. are also suggested as valuable alternatives to help them combat these diseases.

Steve Hiles

I am a retired military and elementary school teacher living in Tennessee. I am an avid reader and love to write. I am very passionate about helping teachers. I hope you find my educational tips and strategies useful,and enjoy hearing about my personal journey.



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I am a retired military and elementary school teacher living in Tennessee. I am an avid reader and love to write. I am very passionate about helping teachers. I hope you find my educational tips and strategies useful and enjoy hearing about my personal journey. Thanks for visiting!

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