21stSeptember was World Alzheimer's Daywhich is an international campaign aimed to raise awareness of this illness.
There is some confusion as to the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s. I for one did not know how to differentiate, but in brief, Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that affect the cognitive tasks such as memory and rationale. Dementia is a collective term for which Alzheimer’s disease falls under and is the most common cause which can lead to Dementia, estimated to be 6 in every 10 Dementia cases.
“A book club is a reading group, usually consisting of a number of people who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. It's common for book clubs to choose a specific book to read and discuss at the same time. Formal book clubs meet on a regular basis at a set location. Most book clubs meet monthly in order to give members time to read the next book. Book clubs can be focused on literary critique or on less academic topics. Some book clubs are focused on a certain genre, such as romance or horror. There are even book clubs dedicated to a particular author or series. Whatever reading material you prefer, if you can't find a book club for it why not think about starting your own?” (ThoughtCo)
The power of the “review” cannot be overestimated. It can mean the difference between the success or failure of a brand and so it is of no surprise that there has been an increased focus in exposing those companies involved in the creation or purchasing of fake reviews.
The week began on Sunday with an exclusive write up in The Sunday Times with a dramatic front page headline “Doctors Halt the Menopause”. As a result, the week has been filled with TV, Radio and other media platforms debating the pros and cons of having this surgery.
Yesterday we experienced the hottest day of the year with temperatures in Cambridge reaching 38.1°C which is the second time temperatures have surpassed 100 Fahrenheit in the UK. We love to talk about the weather and so it is refreshing that such extreme heat did take the focus away from Brexit and put the weather firmly back in pole position as an opening conversational topic, for a day at least.
Fifty Years ago is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission sending a man to land on the moon. Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. An estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969.
For all of those start ups whose background is not pounds and pence the thought can be overwhelming. You are in the thick of getting to grips with so many aspects of a new business be it defining and designing product, identifying suppliers, working and collaborating with new ‘partners, not to mention ordering paper clips and envelopes. and then expected to know what our projections for the next 5 years will be. Without historical figures, manual or clairvoyants as guidance – a finger in the air it is .. how terrifying
My theory was always fresh flowers and a dog make a house a home and while the flowers can bring a sense of serenity, before they wilt and die, a pet brings completeness. When there is friction at home the pet is often the “go to” for reassurance, a true diplomat and arbiter, non-judgemental and unbiased no matter what the circumstances. It is fair to say the love is unconditional and that, in itself, is a powerful and positive attribute.