Doing a crossword regularly could help prevent Alzheimer`s
06 September, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Playing online puzzles like crosswords and wordsearch could help your brain stay active and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer`s disease, scientists say.
New research has found that unfamiliar stimuli and new mental challenges - like puzzles, crosswords and sudoku - can stimulate neuron growth in a key area of the brain.
It is thought that spending 15 minutes a day doing a crossword, sudoku or another puzzle could be beneficial.
One US study recently concluded that people who keep their minds active throughout their lives have lower amounts of a protein that forms the beta amyloid plaques which are a hallmark of Alzheimer`s.