Pichet – French Cuisine with Irish Charm

Pichet is a friendly French bistro restaurant based on Dublin’s busy Trinity Street in the heart of the city. Pichet opened in 2009 and is owned by Nick Munier and Stephen Gibson. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal with stylish blue leather chairs and dark wood tables. Pichet has a … Continue reading

Nicotine Patches May Slow Progression to Alzheimer’s

Scientists in the US announced clinical trial results showing that nicotine patches may improve cognitive performance in elderly people with early memory problems. The findings could take scientists a step closer to the development of new treatments to tackle dementia. The study, published in the journal Neurology, was completed by 67 … Continue reading

Drug-free Therapy Staves off Cognitive Decline in Dementia

German researchers have found a combination of behavioural and cognitive exercises can help slow cognitive decline for people with dementia. A trial of the therapy also found people with the condition were more able to carry out daily living activities such as gardening or food preparation. Researchers at the University … Continue reading

Cognitive Decline May Begin at 45

A study has found age-related cognitive decline may begin as early as age 45. The ten-year study of Whitehall civil servants, carried out by a team of international scientists in the UK, France and the US, is the first to find signs of cognitive decline in people younger than 60. … Continue reading

How to Soundproof with Style

Street traffic, noisy neighbors and pets keeping you up at night? If you’ve finally found the perfect flat but are unable to sleep with all the city noise, don’t fret! If you’ve considered soundproofing but can’t go constructing walls, and you don’t want to  sacrifice style for a sound night’s … Continue reading

Marker Brings Hope for Accurate Dementia Diagnosis

US scientists have road tested a new approach to brain scanning, harnessing a marker which can help distinguish between Alzheimer’s and another type of dementia called frontotemporal dementia. The study, published in Neurology brings scientists one step closer to more accurate diagnosis of the various causes of dementia, which require … Continue reading

Where Can I Get a Good Detox?

London Life Coach & Wellbeing Consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about detox and the best places to go to detox. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website www.sloansw.com Well, I have never been a fan of detoxing or suggesting detoxing without knowing a lot … Continue reading

Affordable Italian Wines from Cambridge Wine Merchants at La Dante, Cambridge

Recently, I presented a collection of Italian wines at La Dante in Cambridge. Giulia Portuese-Williams, who runs La Dante, had asked me if I could select and present some wines from different parts of Italy – and with a budget of around £10 per bottle, I decided that “affordable” was … Continue reading

£88k Boost for Alzheimer’s Hearing Study

A young London scientist is embarking on a project to understand the causes of hearing problems in Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to an £88,000 grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s hoped the study, which is the one of the first of its kind, could improve diagnosis and lead to new ways … Continue reading

Films of 2011: Fast-Forwarding to the Good Parts

January releases like The Dilemma starring Kevin James and Vince Vaughn and No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Aston Kutcher set the year 2011 off to a less than exciting start. It is no secret that the standard of quality cinema being produced by the movie giants at Hollywood … Continue reading

Families and Friends Dinner at Fitzbillies

Last week, I took the family to a revived Cambridge establishment, Fitzbillies, for dinner. We had been invited by Old Persean Alison Wright, half of the husband-and-wife team who, on reading of the demise of the the famous source of Chelsea buns via a Stephen Fry tweet, decided to give … Continue reading

Tribute Paid to Charity Which Helped Local Family

The Elsie Norman Fund for Acorn House has presented The Sick Children’s Trust with a cheque for £13,420.00 as a thank you for all its help over the last three years. When Max and Charlotte Norman’s daughter, Elsie, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2008, Charlotte and her … Continue reading

New Type of Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Mice

Scientists in the US have designed a new Alzheimer’s drug which has been shown to improve memory in mice. The mechanism of the drug is thought to differ from most others in development and provides a new direction for treatment research. The scientists from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies … Continue reading

Stacey Solomon in Race for Xmas No.1 for Cambs Charity

Stacey Solomon, who shot to fame in The X Factor in 2009, releases her first Christmas single today (19 December) to boost funds for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK and children’s hospices charity Together For Short Lives.  Stacey will go head-to-head for the festive number one spot with this year’s X Factor winners, … Continue reading

Sarah Michelle Gellar in RINGER

Sarah Michelle Geller in RINGER

A first glance at the trailer promoting the premiere of Ringer, one of the new Fall shows debuted for a September airing, I thought, “naw.” Partly because I’m a fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, her breakout television series of 1997 that led to her becoming a … Continue reading

New Nutrition Video and Support the OHC Foundation with Your Christmas Shopping!

We hope all is going well for you in the run up to Christmas?  It is still a very busy time here at the Optimum Health Clinic, and for those of you still thinking about our Practitioner Training Courses for next year, please do get in contact ASAP – further … Continue reading

Packaging Recycling by Bike

Leading local company Abcam based on the Cambridge Science Park have introduced an innovative recycling scheme involving the collection of packaging by  Cambridge cycling courier Oustpoken Delivery. The scheme is currently being trialed with Cancer Research UK, and if feedback is positive they hope to extend the service to other … Continue reading

The Queen’s Head Raises £200 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Customers flocked to The Queen’s Head, in Harston, on 27 November to enjoy a Battle of the Brains quiz, and raised £200 for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Pub landlord Ken Culpeck had a night off pulling pints to act as quiz master for the fun filled evening. Ken, who took … Continue reading

Kris Humphries: Life After Kim Kardashian

After Kris and Kim’s divorce, a 72 day union of sorts, people are getting to see some of the events of what led up to the split in Kourtney And Kim Take New York, the latest Reality Show for the Kardashian brand. People continue to speculate as rumors about the … Continue reading

Wines For Christmas – December Wine of The Month

December means Christmas – and whilst the supermarkets may be vying for your attention and hard-earned pennies with special offers, it’s the independents who really specialise in the wines for special occasions.  This month, in recognition of the time of year, we have increased the budget slightly and asked Cambridge’s … Continue reading