Study: Vitamin D helps prevent dementia

I haven’t done a study showing the benefits of vitamin D recently, and this one seemed like an interesting one, as researchers claim that vitamin D may be effective in preventing dementia.

The researchers found that people with high levels of vitamin D in their brains were 33% less like to suffer from memory loss.

Researchers from the Rush Memory and Ageing Project based in Chicago, Ill, came to this conclusion after examining brain tissue samples of 290 people who were part of a long-term Alzheimer’s study.

None of the people who were part of the study when it started in 1997 had any form of memory impairment. They had a cognitive analysis done regularly over the following years and agreed to have their brains preserved after they died.

By the time they had passed, 113 had been diagnosed with dementia and 68 others were experiencing what was described as…

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Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Flora and Fauna

For you to adore

A welcoming touch

As you approach this door.

Wreath – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone building with two large wooden doors, hung upon which is an impressive wreath.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • EachThursdayatNoon GMTI will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the followingTuesdayatNoon GMT.
  • Link back to this postwith a pingback (Hugh has an excellenttutorial here) and/orleave a linkin the comments below, to…

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These are not cookies you leave out for Santa. He will not appreciate them.

To be honest, I don’t have kids so I wouldn’t know, but I can’t imagine they would appreciate them either.

I love oatmeal cookies, not just because it uses up porridge oats that for some reason, I tend to have sack-quantities of in my house at all times, but because they have this amazing, soft yet crumbly texture that you just don’t get with an average flour cookie. It’s almost like a flapjack, but a very proud and boastful one.

That’s not slagging off cookies, in fact I have an incredible recipe for Chocolate & Pistachio Rye Cookies in my book Get Stuffed that I also intend to whap out this year (still none for the kids though) but I feel these oatmeal cookies, have to take pride of place in my culinary calendar this year.

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Photo by Anton Atanasov on Unsplash I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site. Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire […]


Coffee yoghurt and sour cream cake — helenscchin’s Blog

Originally posted on helenscchin’s Blog: Time to celebrate Want an easy dessert that will bring the “oohs and aahs” This cake as simple as buy, decorate with berries, icing sugar wording “Merry Christmas” and shredded coconut. Nothing hits my masterpieces, especially when I have given a total twist. Taste the difference this Christmas, be…

Coffee yoghurt and sour cream cake — helenscchin’s Blog

Retro Television Reviews: The Love Boat 1.14 “Isaac’s Double Standard / One More Time / Chimpanzeeshines” — Through the Shattered Lens

Welcome to Retro Television Reviews, a feature where we review some of our favorite and least favorite shows of the past!  On Wednesdays, I will be reviewing the original Love Boat, which aired on ABC from 1977 to 1986!  The series can be streamed on Paramount Plus! It’s time for love and monkeys! Episode 1.14 […]

Retro Television Reviews: The Love Boat 1.14 “Isaac’s Double Standard / One More Time / Chimpanzeeshines” — Through the Shattered Lens