Brain Exercises for Seniors (The Puzzler Series Book 14) by Jenny Patterson & The Puzzler

Many thanks goes to Meredith, Assistant Editor at Old Town Publishing for mailing this beautiful book to me.

Brain Exercises for Seniors by Jenny Patterson and The Puzzler

Book Blurb:

Keep your mind young and improve your memory with this enjoyable, relaxing workout for mind and brain.

Experts around world tell us that exercising the brain with challenging puzzles helps keep our mental processes younger and sharper. 

The improvements these create in cognitive ability can change lives.

Individuals of all ages need to keep learning new things, exploring challenges, and solving puzzles to stay young, alert, and at their mental best.

The large print and easy-to-read formatting in this book make it perfect for seniors and for anyone wanting to avoid the eye-strain of the small type found in most such books. 

Types of puzzles include:

  • Crosswords
  • Word Search
  • Word Fit
  • Sudoku
  • Jumbles
  • Trivia

Buy this book for yourself, a family member, or friend.  You’re never too young or too old to start your mental exercise program.


 My Review:

You don’t have to be a senior to fully enjoy this puzzle book chocked full of fun and memory-enhancing puzzles. And anyone who appreciates LARGE print will appreciate the sans-serif font (SOOO easy to read) and easily execute puzzles without the problem of first over-coming tiny print.

As noted above, there are several different kinds of popular puzzles, including Sudoku and Crosswords. The Introduction explains that the puzzles are designed to “exercise” the brain and mind, helping to keep the thought processes younger. It’s a wonderfully fun way to meet new challenges and stretch cognitive ability.

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There are twenty puzzles in each game, except Tough Trivia which has 62 questions to really get you thinking! (Did you ever know some of this stuff?) The Word Search Puzzles are titled with fun hints such as Dogs, Rivers, and Clothes. The Word Fit Puzzles are also printed by theme such as One Word Movies, Flower Power, Songs About Women, Great Car Names, and 15 Shades of Green (who knew there were that many?). My favorite? Books With One Word Titles, of course!

Located at the back of the book are the Solutions to all the puzzles–but test yourself first! (No cheating–that won’t give you the exercise you need.) Go ahead and tell me, “What is the most popular drink in the world that does not contain alcohol?” (Trivia question #10.) Guess or research, but I’m sure that one will end in further discussion.

I was granted this book from the publisher for an honest read and review and these are my unbiased opinions. With Christmas coming, this book will make a great gift for any with sight or eye problems, seniors working on memory retention, and those looking for hours of absorbing and engaging mind challenge.

Book Details:

Genre: Senior Travel Guides
Publisher: Old Town Publishing

  • ISBN-10:1796664081
  • ISBN-13:978-1796664089

Print Length: 164 pages
Publication Date: February 13, 2019
Source: Publisher
Title Link: Brain Exercises for Seniors
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Rosepoint Publishing: Four point Five of Five Stars – 4.5-stars

Jenny Patterson - authorThe Authors: Jenny Patterson has loved solving word puzzles since she was a young girl working on crosswords with her English teacher mom. Never traveling without a puzzle book, she met The Puzzler on a flight to Australia. He was working on a Sudoku. Together they shared their love of these types of challenges and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, with over a dozen books to their credit, Jenny and The Puzzler continue to work steadily on creating Sudoku and word puzzles for the enjoyment of kids and adults.

Before her puzzle-making career, Jenny worked developing curriculum for a prestigious private school in Los Angeles. An important part of her job was ensuring the gradient approach to the child’s education, ensuring each level could be mastered before the student went on to the next. By cultivating this high level of confidence and certainty the school graduated students prepared to succeed in this fast-moving and complicated world.

With her close friend, Toni, she wrote twp children’s joke books that were published by New York publishing house, Price, Stern, and Sloan. These books offered lots of laughs to young kids throughout the United States and other English speaking countries throughout the world.

The Puzzler - authorThe puzzler has always been a little shy about his puzzle-making obsession – hence the pen name. As a young child he wasn’t satisfied with putting together puzzles, but insisted on making his own out of construction paper. Later, after mastering such challenges as learning the alphabet and writing words, he began creating word searches and very, very simple crosswords.

He met Jenny on a flight to Australia. He was working on a Sudoku and she a crossword. Together they shared their love of these types of challenges and the rest, as they say, is history.

Now, with over a dozen books to their credit, Jenny and The Puzzler continue to work steadily on creating Sudoku and word puzzles for the enjoyment of kids and adults.

©2019 V Williams V Williams

Author: Rosepoint Publishing

I am the granddaughter of Patrick John "Stanley McShane" Rose whose books including "Cocos Island Treasure" I've recently published. My time is now spent in reading, reviewing, and writing bookish articles. I'm looking forward to sharing this social media odyssey with you!

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