Studies have shown that puzzles like Sudoku, crosswords, cryptograms, and other "mental aerobics" can help reduce memory loss due to normal aging and minimize the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases. Brain Games For Dummies features 300 fun mental exercises that will keep readers' neurons firing: 100 crossword puzzles, 75 Sudoku puzzles, 50 word searches, 25 word scrambles, 25 cryptograms, 15 riddles, and 10 logic puzzles, along with complete solutions. Ranked by level of difficulty (easy, tricky, tough, and treacherous), these puzzles are a surefire way to boost mental fitness. The book's portable trim size makes it perfect for playing on the go or during the commute home.
Timothy Parker (Ellicot City, MD) is the Senior Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today Crosswords and the "World's Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler," according to Guinness World Records. He is also the creator and senior editor of the Internet's Universal Crossword, the author of the annual bestselling USA Today Crossword Calendar, and the Puzzle Producer for Merv Griffin's Crosswords.