Lent prompt 3: Footballer’s heading balls and dementia

Research is continuing into possible link between heading footballs and later developing dementia. In 2017 Alan Shearer hosted an interesting documentary on the subject called Dementia, Football and me; worth a watch if you are able to.

https://amp.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/nov/13/alan-shearer-dementia-football-me-review-hits-back-of-net

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Lent prompt 1: What is Dementia?

Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive.

Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is a terminal condition.

Dementia itself is not a disease – it’s actually caused by lots of different diseases. The word ‘dementia’ is just an umbrella term for the symptoms caused by these diseases such as memory loss, confusion and personality change.

There are 100s of types of dementia including:

Vascular dementia

Dementia with Lewy bodies

Alzheimer’s

My cookery books: Archer’s Cookbook

This was a Christmas present one year from my Mum. Both my Mum and Iisten to the Archers which is a soap on the radio, everyday for 15minutes apart from Saturday’s.

I have not made anything from this book. It is divided into the seasons and months. Each season starts with some blurb and there is also blurb for each month,

The recipes are is looking at the fictional character’s recipes.

Godiva Hot Chocolate

This was like an art creation and hot chocolate, all in one. Amazing intense hot chocolate. It was salted caramel but only, really got the salted caramel taste at the end. Could have been a little hotter.

The spoon was white chocolate.

There was salted caramel popcorn and the nest was dark chocolate. Not just any chocolate; Belgium chocolate. It was from Godiva which is a chain of chocolate shops in Belgium … I tend to go to Leonardos in Belgium. This Godiva is in Meadowhall in Sheffield.

Not a cheap treat at £4.50 but definitely gives a big chocolate fix.