Jun 15 • 4M

MS-Selfie Crossword

How good is your multiple sclerosis general knowledge?

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This is an experiment. I am adding a regular crossword puzzle to MS-Selfie as a new feature to try and make learning about MS more fun. The participants who submit the correct answers for the crossword and provide a valid contact address will go into a draw to win a prize; a Lego MRI set.

There is a method to my madness in that making you think about the answers to the crossword is good for your brain health. Yes, people in the general population who do crossword puzzles regularly are at lower risk of getting dementia. I suspect the same will apply to people with MS. Once I close the crossword puzzle on the 21st of June I will do a separate Newsletter explaining the science behind the questions and how it is relevant to people with MS. 

Please note the initial prize is an old-fashioned Lego set, which serves several functions. It will tax not only your hand function but your cognitive and visuospatial skills, i.e. it is a form of rehabilitation. My motivation is to nudge you all to do something creative that will act as a stimulus to improve both your cognitive and physical abilities. 

I am also willing to outsource the design of future puzzles as a creative challenge to you all. The puzzle has to be short, all questions and answers need to be relevant to MS and preferably around an issue that needs an explanation.

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