Jigsaw Puzzles and Alzheimer’s

Everyone knows that engaging in regular physical exercise, such as walking, helps the body stay healthy. There’s a reason for the saying: Use it or lose it. Your muscles can gradually lose strength and atrophy if not used regularly. That is, if you are completely sedentary.  But what about your brain? Does the same principle apply? It appears the answer is: yes. A study published in the Jan 23, 2012 “Archives of Neurology” suggests that people who ‘exercise’ their brainRead more

Review: “Proud Lil’ Angler” by Charles Wysocki, Buffalo Games – 8.5/10

This is a stunningly pretty and easy to assemble puzzle, ideal for those who prefer something less challenging than a standard 1000 piece puzzle. The Charles Wysocki image has beautiful colors and loads of fun details. The large pieces are easy to handle and have a nice, satisfying interlock. There’s never any confusion about whether a piece fits or not. The colors and patterns in the image make for clear-cut smaller areas to assemble. Overall, this is a relaxing puzzle that is ideal for seniors, kids, and family time.Read more