Ken Follett … why you gotta do this to me?!

We need to address the big elephant in the room – we need to talk about Ken Follett. Well, more specifically, about the Kingsbridge trilogy. I was reluctant to write this post, because I’ve never been more disappointed by a read in my life. I was expecting so much, and for good reasons! Continue reading Ken Follett … why you gotta do this to me?!

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Running Down Dementia and all the other things on my summer bucket list

Dementia is characterised by a brain disorder which triggers a loss of brain function. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s, whose most common symptoms are severe memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is also a terminal illness. As of right now, there are 850 000 people in the UK suffering from dementia, 42 000 of which are under the age of 65, in case you thought it’s an “old people’s disease”. More than 25 000 people are of an ethnical minority, and 1 out of 6 people over the age of 80 suffer from it. By the way it’s going, by 2051, the number of people affected by it will reach 2 million. Continue reading Running Down Dementia and all the other things on my summer bucket list