The Telegraph 28 November 2017Family First Comment: Another good reason to promote marriageGetting married could significantly reduce the chances of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Levels of social interaction may explain the finding, experts have said, after the research showed that people who are single or widowed are more likely to develop the disease.Researchers analysed 15 previous studies which held data on dementia and marital status involving more than 800,000 people across Europe, North and South America, and Asia.Their study, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, found that those who are single throughout their life have a 42 per cent increased risk of dementia compared those who are married.People who have been widowed had a 20 per cent increased risk compared with married people, they found, although no elevated risk was found among divorcees compared with those who were still married.The researchers, led by experts from University College London, said that previous research has shown that married people may adopt healthier lifestyles.They may also be more likely to be socially engaged than people living alone.READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/28/want-avoid-dementia-get-married-research-suggests/ Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
… donates coaching kit as wellTHE Berbice Cricket Board’s (BCB) 3rd edition Ramnaresh Sarwan Under-17 Cricket Tournament gained further momentum as former-Guyana/Windies captain made significant donations ahead of the event.During the recent launching held at Sarwan’s Fitness 53 Gym, located at Providence, the former West Indies batting star pledged his continued support to the BCB and cricket development by presenting tokens to BCB president Hilbert Foster.The coaching kit which is valued at $100 000 will be used by the BCB in its mission to further develop its coaching department. Foster stated that the coaching project will be headed by Level 3 coach Winston Smith, in the upcoming inter-county tournaments.“You were the first person to call me after my election as president of the BCB in February 2018 and you were the first sponsor to come on board. My presidency has been very successful because of persons like you, who have invested heavily into our cricket. Berbice Cricket would further be grateful to Ramnaresh Sarwan,” said Foster.Teams expected to participate in the upcoming event are: Achievers, East Bank Blazers, Paradise, Bush Lot United, Blairmont, Tucber Park, Mt Sinai, Edinburgh, Rose Hall Canje, Albion, Rose Hall Town Bakewell, Port Mourant and No. 73.The teams would be divided into 4 Zones with the top 2 advancing to the Quarterfinals. Foster stated that the Lewison General Store U-15 tournament has already started and another U-15 tournament is expected to start after the General elections in March.Foster reminded clubs that only Berbicians would be allowed to play. Walkovers would be granted half-hour after the scheduled start of play. Clubs who grant walkovers shall be banned from playing at the junior level for the rest of the year.Captains, who are not present at the venue 15 minutes before the start of play, shall lose their right to the toss. The BCB would select a 30-man squad based on performance in the tournament to participate in several trial matches.