Easy Sudoku Puzzles Keep the Mind Active for Seniors

by Juanita
(Greenwood Village, CO)

Easy Sudoku

Easy Sudoku

For those of you who are not familiar with Sudoku, it's a number game that is commonly found in crossword puzzle books today. It used to be called the Number Place, and is designed as a logic-based puzzle. The object of Sudoku is to fill in a 9 x 9, 12 x 12, or even higher grid with the digits ranging from one to nine or higher, so that no numbers are repeated vertically or horizontally within a specific grid.


Now, you may wonder why in the world such puzzles can be fun for seniors, especially those whose mental processing skills have declined, but what better way to increase focus, attention, and memory than with easy Sudoku puzzles? You can find a variety of easy Sudoku puzzles online, in magazines at your local pharmacy or supermarket, as well as daily Sudoku games printed in the local newspaper.

When choosing easy Sudoku puzzles for your elderly loved ones, make sure that they’re easy enough to do without causing frustration or impatience. You may need to show your loved one how to complete the puzzles, and if necessary, sit with them and cue them along the way. The sense of accomplishment you, or a loved one may feel when completing an easy Sudoku puzzle is priceless!

While even easy Sudoku may not be recommended for an individual diagnosed with dementia, it can be a tool that will enhance reasoning skills and basic math functions. Keeping the brain active, stimulated and functioning is the best medicine not only to help prevent memory loss, but to keep the brain sharp.

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Easy Sudoku - Dad Got Frustrated
by: Coleen

Just make sure when you're buying Sudoku or any puzzle books that they are catered to the cognitive and functioning levels of the individual.

I made the mistake of getting a puzzle book that was a little too difficult for my dad and he grew frustrated very quickly.

I took it back and purchased a simpler one, and now he enjoys working on the puzzles, including the Sudoku puzzles, and every evening before bed.

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Easy Sudoku - Mother Loves Them!
by: Brenda

When I first showed my mom an easy Sudoku puzzle, she balked. Then, as we worked on the puzzle together, she grew more engaged in seeking the solution. Now I have to bring her a new Sudoku puzzle book every month! She loves it...

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