Its addictive qualities have seen it dubbed the ‘crack cocaine' of the middle classes.
Now researchers have found that Sudoku, the numerical puzzle game, can help older people to stay mentally alert and to fight diseases of the mind such as Alzheimer's.
Sudoku and similar logic-based puzzles stimulate the brain, nourishing our powers of deduction and recollection, says the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin.
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