Research continually encourages us to think about keeping our brain healthy from an early age. We all know the importance of doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles in our old age to keep our brains in tip-top shape, but recent brain imaging research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that people who make an effort to stay mentally engaged throughout their lives – not just in their twilight years – lower their risk of Alzheimer’s.
In line with these findings, the Alzheimer’s Association advises keeping your brain active every day, no matter what your age, by staying curious and staying involved. In other words, do a course, attend lectures and plays, read, write and, yes, do crossword puzzles.
So why not spend today doing our Mega Crossword? Once you’ve finished, the solutions are available here.
Click here to download and print your mega crossword JULY
Let us know how you go!