Dementia and Oranges

Walking in to a well known DIY store the other day, I was confronted by a young man who thrust a large orange under my nose and asked if I knew what the link was between this fruit and dementia.
I'm afraid I wasn't particularly in the mood - in a hurry and just looking for a bag of concrete mix.  I'm afraid I wasn't very forthcoming but at least I didn't whip the orange out of his hand and start peeling and eating it. 
Upon reflection, I thought perhaps Trump's orange colouring was the link ?
Wondered whether anyone else had come across this particular query and, more to the point, knows the answer ?

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  • B3B3 Posts: 10,002
    Japanese scientists reckon they can reduce chances of getting dementia
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,196
    Ah -  thanks for that Forester Pete  :)
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,856
    Streuth!

    I went to watch the video, produced by Alzeheimers Research UK (note the UK) and found myself listening to some sickly sweet, oh-so-sincere American man.

    Why in the name of all things holy do we have to be told what to think by American men? Is there no British actor (or even better a British academic) who could have done the job?

    I’m afraid my ears rolled up on hearing the accent, as they always do.


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,284
    Are you meant to eat them to prevent it or summat? 

    I don't like them. That's me ****** then  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,856
    No, Fairy, you only have to look at an orange and think of a brain. Duh. 

    Or if you don’t like oranges then why not look at a brain and think of an orange? 

    Either way, it’s daft.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,284
    edited 19 August
    Sounds like it @pansyface ; :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,108
    Oranges are not the only fruit!

    A good diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg and some oily fish once a week will go along way and the best activity is dancing.  It's been shown in tests against other activities such as ping-pong, walking, playing chess or bridge, that dancing gets to more parts of the brain and lights up all sorts of wee connections.  It involves physical exertion, co-ordination and balance, memory to learn the steps, laughter and socialising cos you don't dance alone.  

    Gardening is also pretty good especially when done in social groups such as volunteering and community gardens.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,856
    Ping pong?
    I’d rather stick pins in my eyes.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,108
    edited 19 August
    Me too.  We found a table in the party barn when we moved in.  Have yet to find a use for it but it won't be ping-pong.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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