Meryl Streep Wins Bafta for Playing Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep wins Bafta award for playing Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher film. The Iron Lady wins Bafta

Margaret Thatcher, you either love her or hate her. She was one of the UK’s most controversial Prime Ministers (1979-1990) and the film portraying her life as the iron lady, has won Meryl Streep a Bafta Award for Best actress at the 2012 Bafta Awards.

The British awards ceremony was dominated by the film “The Artist” which won 7 awards. » Read more

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Coronation Street. Paul, Eileen, Lesley and Alzheimers.

Update on how Coronation Street are dealing with the subject of Leslie and Alzheimer’s disease.

Leslie and Alzheimers in Coronation Street

Love struck – Eileen and fireman Paul

Coronation Street part 3 involving Leslie and Alzheimer's

Part 3 Leslie and Alzheimer’s Coronation Street


We have followed the storyline on Alzheimer’s that Coronation Street introduced into the show ever since we were tipped off back in July 20011 but how is Britain’s number 1 soap doing with on the  sensitive subject of Alzheimer’s disease.

We catch up since our last post on Coronation Street with Leslie and Alzheimer’s storyline. With fireman Paul Kershaw, Tony Hirst in real life, being quite a regular on the show. His wife (who has the Alzheimer’s disease in the show ) Lesley, Judy Holt in real life, has also been playing a part in the show but not as much as her frustrated husband Paul. » Read more

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Will Eating Fish Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Eating fish helps prevent Alzheimer's a study suggests

Eating fish Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s a Study Suggests

Eating fish helps prevent Alzheimer’s a USA study suggests. It is widely known that eating fish is good for the brain but a new study carried out by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has found that there is a link between eating fish at least once a week and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

The US scientists found that eating fish on a weekly basis appears to boost the size and health of the neurons in the brain. » Read more

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Coronation Street Use an Alzheimer’s Storyline

Coronation street alzheimer's storyline

The popular Manchester based ITV soap uses Alzheimer’s storyline

Coronation Street Part 2

Part 2 Coronation Street Alzheimer’s

On July 28th we reported that a character in ITV’s Coronation Street was set to develop Alzheimer’s disease, Well on Friday 21st of October we were proved right when a Coronation street Alzheimer’s storyline was shown.

Although our instincts were to assume that it would be one of the main characters in the street that would be given the storyline.

It turns out that the story writers have shied away from the main characters and have introduced a sideline character to use Alzheimer’s disease in their story lines.

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Is a Character on Coronation Street Going to Develop Dementia?

Coronation Street Part 1

Part 1 Coronation Street

Alzheimer's featured on Coronation Street?

ITV soap Coronation Street be using an Alzheimer’s storyline?

UPDATE 01/08/2017

*This article was written when we speculated that the story writers of Coronation Street were going to include Alzheimer’s in the programme. We were right! They introduced a character called Leslie who did develop dementia. You can read the story below.

But after watching an episode on Monday 31st of July 2017 are the story writers about to include dementia in the programme again? Could the story this time involve Rita!! *

Rumour has it that Coronation Street is about to involve a storyline where a character off the street will develop dementia.
But which character will it be?

We don’t want to speculate too much on the name of the person in the street who will have the story lines, but it most certainly will be one of the older character’s in the much-loved British soap. Unless they decide to draw awareness to the fact that Alzheimer’s can also affect younger people. Early onset dementia, can affect people in their early fifties so it might not necessarily be one of the older characters.

Ken Barlow is involved at present with a Story line that involves a bang to the head so is it Ken? Well we don’t know for sure but it well could be. Memory loss and bangs to the head go hand in hand with each other but this is usually only a temporary loss of memory.

Is it possible that the programme could be about to introduce a story line that involves one of the characters of the street developing Alzheimer’s? It would certainly give more awareness to the disease and get more people to understand the disease.

But is Coronation Street about to cover this subject? Close sources to the street say that it is considering the subject. If they do decide to introduce a story line with Alzheimer’s,  which character will they choose? Norris, Mavis, Ken or even Rita could be chosen.

It would ultimately lead to a loss of a character on Coronation Street

The deadly disease of Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease which means that there is no cure, the person only gets worse, never better, so whoever plays the part will eventually have to be written out of the soap because eventually the disease is fatal.

Whatever Coronation street decide to do I’m sure that the soap will show plenty of compassion and respect to the character and hopefully it will draw much more attention to this awful disease that has been predicted to affect over 1 million people in the UK by the year 2020.

We contacted the show to try to find out more information but nobody was available to comment. We have an update


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