Increase Mental Acuity Through Word Games

As we grow older it becomes evident our mental acuity, begins to fade. Concern regarding Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementia inducing conditions, become more pressing as we age.

I know, having just turned 63, I find my train of thought can get side-tracked if I am not careful. Keeping my brain healthy and properly exercised is vitally important.

While we cannot stop the inevitable journey toward old-age, we can do something to mitigate the mental effects associated with it. Diet and exercise can be quite beneficial; but have you ever considered something as entertaining as a word puzzle?

Word games and puzzles are not just for kids; adults can benefit greatly by engaging these types of activities too. Our brains are amazingly complex, and they seem to be built with an innate desire to solve problems.

Too much idle time

Unfortunately, we have seemed to have succumbed to the numbing effect of information overload. When we have a few idle moments; we turn on the TV, or we grab a cell phone and surf the internet. There is nothing inherently wrong with this; but it does tend to disengage the mind.

Why not do something to keep your mind engaged; get those synapses clicking and thinking! Grab a crossword, or word search puzzle and engage; besides, it’s a great deal of fun!

We developed a series of Word Search Puzzles designed to truly engage the mind on many levels. We began working on a Word Search puzzle book for the State of Pennsylvania; our home state.

It was a great deal of fun putting it together. We found nearly every single city, town and village in the state, over 1800 of them! We also discovered the names of various mountains and we tossed those into the puzzle book too.

Going to into print

Copies were printed and given to friends; the result was amazing. As they began searching; they were recalling various places they had visited, and even began looking up places they never heard of, just to see where they were located.

The puzzle book also contained State symbols, such as the State Bird (Ruffed Grouse) State Animal (White-tailed Deer) State flag and more. We inserted high resolution BW photos of these symbols inside the puzzle book.

We had so much fun putting this puzzle book together, that we decided to make a Word-Search Puzzle book for each state. Now we have all 50 states available; we call them the “Across America Series of Word Search Puzzles.”

We have other Word Search Puzzles to enjoy as well; which can be found on our website or on Amazon.

Give it a try

Puzzle and word games could just be what you need to keep a healthy and sharp mind. You don’t need to be in a nursing home, or confined to a hospital bed, to enjoy one of these puzzles.

By the way, these make wonderful gifts, and might just help your aging parent, or friend, sharpen their mind too.

You can find out more about these puzzles and so much more right >>> HERE <<<


Exploring Florida – The Sunshine State

We are highlighting our Florida Word Search Puzzle this week. The puzzle book contains:

164 Puzzles, and you will be searching for:

  • Cities
  • Towns
  • Islands
  • Keys
  • Swamps

The puzzle book also includes photos of various state symbols that include, State flag, reptile, bird, animal, marine mammal, beverage, and much more! As an example, here is a picture of the Florida State Shell, also included in the puzzle book.

These puzzles books are more than your average word search puzzle, and you will find them to entertaining as you search for all the different towns, islands, swamps, and more.

We have heard stories of folks getting out the cell phone as they search for different towns, to see where exactly the town is located.

These make great gifts, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, or for no occasion at all. These are especially cherished gifts for the home-bound, and the elderly.

Order a copy today; we have one for EVERY STATE!


How it all began

This past winter (2020-2021) looking for something to do in our quarantine/ lock down time, we decided to try and create a Word Search puzzle; something we knew very little about. After a few weeks of playing around with it, we created one for the State of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Puzzle book contains 154 puzzles! The “word-searcher” searches for over 1800 Cities, Towns, Counties, and the names of various Valleys & Hollows.

The interior also contains interesting high resolution black and white photos of state symbols, such as; flag, bird, tree, flower, animal, insects, and more.

We enjoyed the creation of this puzzle so much, we decided to do a puzzle for each state! So, we created a series of Word Search puzzles: Across America Series – Word Search Puzzles.

We also created a 7-Volume Word Search puzzle series titled: Botany of North America. These puzzle books each contain 200 puzzles; searching for 4200 plant species found in North America; that’s 29,400 plants if you search all 7 volumes!

Two additional puzzle books were recently created too; Bible Names – Men and Women of the Scriptures. This puzzle is a search for over 2200 names of people mentioned in the Bible.

The other puzzle book; Medical Terminology – Including Definitions, contains 1,880 medical terms, including definitions of every term, in the back of the puzzle book

We also created Vacation Home Guest Books, Birthday Party Guest Books, Memorial Guest Books, two Women’s Devotional Prayer Journals as well.

Finally, we have recently added a variety of merchandise as well, which includes, T-shirts, hoodies, pullovers, tumblers, tote-bags, coffee mugs and more. Check out a few of our most popular Tee-shirts.

So, to formalize our new found adventure, we decided to create a small publishing company; Abiding Line Publishing LLC.

So, take a look around our site; new items are in the works, and will be added as soon as completed.

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you have an awesome Day!