Alzheimer’s Research UK has
released a pretty clever app,
called FaceDementia, which
allows users to experience what
life is like living with Dementia
The website connects with the
user’s Facebook page, erasing
photos, status updates and other
It works by letting photos slip
away, displaying old statuses and
then jumbling them, or displaying
your friends’ photos slowly
It finishes with the option to
donate and the statement that
Alzheimer’s is a disease – and
we’ve beaten disease before.
To experience the app, CLICK
ONE dose of fiction, daily.
For the literature lovers out
there, the medicines mentioned
in various works of fiction might
either inspire you or drive you
mad with the implausibility.
So to scratch that itch,
Wikipedia has an (incomplete)
list of fictional medicines, ranging
from the deus ex machina,
never-seen-again Adara’s Rose
from fantasy series the Belgaraid,
which miraculously cures an
irritating emperor, to the alas,
improbable Skele-Gro in the
Harry Potter series, as well as
the could-happen-someday Stim
packs from the Fallout games and
the effectively-in-practise biofoam
Goodbye knob, hello lever.
Vancouver has passed a local
building standard that bans the
use of door knobs as a fitting,
insisting instead on levers.
According to the Telegraph, the
elderly, disabled and children
have difficulty manipulating the
wrist-twisting door knob.
The amended building code will
apply to all new buildings erected
from March 2014.
So much for the trick of putting
vaseline on the door knob!
Dispensary Corner 30 Apr 14April 30, 2014