It is indeed rare, maybe even never, that the University of Toronto finds itself on the front line of coffee R&D. This is about to change, as the above video indicates. I look forward to seeing some great, new and more flavourable coffee come out of all this! And I will keep my readers up to date…
Answers to most important questions about Alzheimer’s
Anna Kucirkova () wrote to me earlier this past week, kindly providing me with a link to a really superb article about Alzheimer’s at Medical Alert. Anna had seen one of the blog articles that I had written about Alzheimer’s a number of years back, and probably felt that my readers today would find the Medical Alert article informative and beneficial, as a number of misconceptions are laid to rest.
- Can you prevent Alzheimer’s?
- Can eating certain foods help prevent Alzheimer’s?
- Is Alzheimer’s genetic?
- What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?
- What are the different stages of Alzheimer’s
- What is the treatment for Alzheimer’s?
- What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?
- Can young people have Alzheimer’s?
As the article points out, only in America (2018) it is believed that there are approximately 5.5 million living with Alzheimer’s and this number is increasing by the hundreds of thousands every year as the general population’s average age increases.
It is an ugly disease with no cure, as of yet. Personally, I know of atleast one family member who suffered from Alzheimer’s, and died relatively young (in her 60’s). Then there are about a half-dozen friends and acquaintances who have already passed on from the same disease.
The legendary Joaquim Durao suffered from Alzheimer’s in his final years. Strangely enough, it did not affect his chess, and Joaquim continued to play at a high level almost up until the end. In Portugal we all miss him!
I highly recommend my readers to take a look at the article that Anna linked to, and I am especially grateful to Anna for letting me know about it!
FIDE matters: will the real President please stand up!
What new development/controversy will come of this weekend’s FIDE meeting in Belarus? There should be something juicy, especially since the RCF (Russian Chess Federation) is set to soon decide on who it will support for the FIDE presidential election slated later this year.
To be continued…