Film Review – Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger is a surprisingly good movie. I was very impressed by this offering. David Tennant (Dr Who) once again shows his full acting range as he portrays a teacher in a very unusual school! Pam Ferris (Call the Midwife) plays the headmistress Mrs. Bevan who … Continue reading

Blood Pressure Drug Shows Alzheimer’s Benefits in Mice

Scientists at Imperial College London have found that the drug prazosin, used to treat high blood pressure, may have potential benefits in Alzheimer’s. The study found that the drug could prevent memory loss in mice showing characteristic features of the disease. The work was funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, Fundació … Continue reading

Kent Golfers Use Their Drive to Raise £5,000 for Dementia Research

Etchinghill Golf Club has raised an enormous £5,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in twelve months, after naming the UK’s leading dementia research charity as their Charity of the Year. The 350-strong club, based at Etchinghill near Folkestone, pulled together the huge sum with a range of events throughout the year, … Continue reading

Doctor Who Helps Exterminate Dementia

A book of celebrity memories about the science-fiction drama Doctor Who, entitled Behind the Sofa, is flying off the shelves to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Jonathan Ross, Lynda Bellingham, Al Murray and Martina Cole are among more than 100 famous contributors. All the proceeds from book sales are … Continue reading

Film Review – Gangster Squad

  Gangster Squad, 2013’s first big-cast all-action picture, was released to cinemas last week; and for anticipatory fans such as myself, it came not a moment too soon. With a four-month extension of its release date, this is a film that has garnered a lot of attention in its pre-release, … Continue reading

Study Highlights Scale of Challenge to Reduce Antipsychotics for Dementia

A new study from UK researchers suggests more people with dementia may be receiving antipsychotic prescriptions than previously thought. The study is published in the journal BMC Psychiatry. Antipsychotics can be used for people with dementia to help combat challenging behavioural symptoms such as severe agitation. Moves to reduce their … Continue reading

Cambridgeshire Campaigner Made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Sarah King, from Linton in Cambridgeshire, has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sarah was given the title in recognition of her exceptional support for the charity after her husband, Andrew, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease when he was just 43. The national charity, based in Great … Continue reading

Apple Day – a Celebration of All Things Apple!

The annual Apple Day at Burwash Manor was, as ever, a fantastic success. Hundreds of visitors helped us to raise over £2,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity provides free accommodation for the families of sick children being treated at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. It has two houses, Acorn … Continue reading

Importance of Online Bookings for the Yacht Charter

Greece is undoubtedly an country where you can really enjoy seeing many different monuments, locations, as well as many of its awesome beaches. It is in the summers that place becomes abundant in tourists as it provides to the tourists with its awesome beaches and other fun activities. Advantages Of … Continue reading

Cambridgeshire Campaigner Made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Sarah King, from Linton in Cambridgeshire, has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sarah was given the title in recognition of her exceptional support for the charity after her husband, Andrew, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease when he was just 43. The national charity, based in Great … Continue reading

Ten Films To Look Forward To In 2013

2013 looks set to be another year when sequels and comic book movies dominate the box office. Shane Black is taking the director’s chair for Iron Man 3, which judging from the sneak peeks we’ve been given this year, looks set to be much darker than the first two instalments. … Continue reading

Film Review: Rise of the Guardians

Rise of The Guardians is another animation fest. I think the way that traditional characters like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are given an almost ‘superhero’ treatment is very cool. I think it’s shaken up the franchise and given kids a different take. It reminded me a bit of … Continue reading

Brain Imaging Probe Offers Hope for Early Alzheimer’s Detection

Scientists in the US have developed a brain imaging ‘probe’ that may help detect Alzheimer’s in the very earliest stages of the disease. The probe works by binding to a protein called amyloid, a key feature of Alzheimer’s. Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois developed the probe … Continue reading

Film Review: Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve is the ultimate anti-Moneyball movie. Many members of the baseball community in the US, most of them relatively old, still have difficulty accepting that their game can be won by someone who’s good at maths. Trouble with the Curve is a celebration of those old scouts … Continue reading

Physical Activity Cuts Risk of Cognitive Decline and Vascular Dementia

Research has found that older people who regularly take part in physical activities have a lower risk of cognitive problems and vascular dementia. The study is a collaborative effort between scientists across Europe and is published in the journal Stroke. The study involved 638 elderly people with an average age … Continue reading

Sport Psychology – Motivation: How Do We Harness It?

London Life Coach & Sports Performance Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about motivation. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website www.sloansw.com After the London Olympics in 2012, the demand for sports psychology has dramatically increased enabling me to work with some fabulous individuals in … Continue reading

New Study Investigates Aluminium and Alzheimer’s Link

Research led by scientists at Keele University has suggested that silicon-rich mineral water may improve cognitive decline by clearing aluminium from the body. The study, which adds to the discussion around the link between the metal and Alzheimer’s disease, is published on 12 October in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. … Continue reading

Film Review: Silver Linings Playbook

It’s never very easy to tell what direction director David O. Russell will go in. He went from the superbly intelligent Three Kings to the more bewildering and uneven I Heart Huckabees in 2004. He didn’t turn up again until 2010 with the Oscar nominated film The Fighter. It was … Continue reading