Hackney Fixers Map

I went to the Restarters event at Leytonstone today, to see what it was all about.

I found that they made up a list of people who attended and wanted things fixed.

In order they came in they were given access to a repairer with the specialism in the repair they wanted.

It is all done using volunteers, for Free.

The successes were also listed on the wall.

A similar event is going on in Hackney at StokeNewington Library  in Church Street on Saturday 22nd September 2018 starting at 12:00 hours.

https://therestartproject.org/parties/the-big-fix-hackney-fourth-festival-of-repair/

They have also produced a online map showing repairers with a 80% or above satisfaction rating.

https://therestartproject.org/repairdirectory/

Aspirin could cure Alzheimers Disease, but it is not being prescribed.

It seems the Alzheimers society cannot comment on a situation which would help
suffers, I have found this forum which has a medical trial on Aspirin
(Salicylate) dated 2015!
https://raypeatforum.com/community/threads/salicylate-for-alzheimers-aspirin.7880/
Its title is Aspirin cures Alzheimers!

The Society still says there is NO treatment for Alzheimers and NO cure
for Alzheimers, despite these results showing exactly the opposite!

I have just contacted the Alzheimers helpdesk on 0300 222 1122, and they refused
to commit on a comment about the news in the Metro today about a drug  which might provide some benefit to Alzheimers patients. There is also nothing about the research on the Website.
As you both know my wife is in the last stages of Alzhemiers, so this is disappointing as she does not have the years to wait for even more clinical tests.

As far as I can see there is no restriction on prescribing one Aspirin Tablet a day,as  it has already passed its drug tests for safety and is recommended for  heart patients to be taken daily to improve their well being.
I have had to ask my doctor whether she will authorise the  prescription on the basis that it can do no harm and might benefit  Cornelia’s condition before she dies.
Report in 2018
See https://www.rush.edu/news/press-releases/can-aspirin-treat-alzheimers
It might aid people in my wife’s situation to get it tried out, before  people DIE of the disease with NO intervention.

I say again it requires NO CLINICAL TRIAL to give a known, tested drug
for another purpose (i.e.. saving life) as it would have no other
impact on the patient (already proven).

IT what does it mean?

IT is short for Information Technology.

That is the Digital technology that involves computers, electronics, Artificial Intelligence and Google.

Here at the Drop-in we specialise in Computers and Mobile phones, explaining what they are and how to use them.

Analogue technology is something we all already know about, including shaking hands, walking, reading newspapers etc. It is not digital.

You are welcome to walk in without an appointment from 10-1pm on Wednesdays.

I have found a new simpler way to make a phone call

I and a lot of others get frustrated by the smart mobile phone, which can soon get overwhelmed by the complexity of it, just to make a phone call.

So I downloaded a program called “Speed Dial Lite”.

It allows you to set up a picture board of buttons with large photographs on it.

Pressing your picture that you recognise, and it immediately dials the number from your contacts,

No more hunting up and down lists.

You can then see the same picture in the telephone app and drop the call by pressing the red telephone symbol if you want to stop the call.

Ask for a demo from Stephen on Wednesday if you want to try it out.

It is on Google for Free, so you can download it and get a son or daughter to set it up for you if you wish. You will need a photo of the person you want to call on the phone.

Festival of Learning Events

Thats because most events are happening in Waltham Forrest Borough

For nearer Home

London Metropolitan University

Music Production and Sound Design Taster Day – London Metropolitan University

Date: Mon 25th Jun 06:00pm – 07:00pm

Event type: Taster Session

London Metropolitan University

Music Production and Sound Design Taster Day – London Metropolitan University

Date: Mon 25th Jun 12:00pm – 01:00pm

Event type: Taster Session

London

https://www.hotcourses.com/festival-of-learning/all-events/?location=london&p=8

Hackney Fixers Restart Party in London Fields

Hackney Fixers are holding an open air event in London Fields on Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Bring along your devices you think are broken and they will try fix them extending their useful life.

They will be joined by the creative Barley Massey from Fabrications who will be helping you give some love to your favourite clothes.

We’ll be alongside a council “give and take event” so it will be busy as usual. Hope lots of our regulars can make it and we welcome first-timers.

The “Give and Take” event allows you to bring along unwanted stuff and bring back stuff you want to extend their use.

https://www.meetup.com/Restarters-London/events/250311821/

Health Services in Hackney consultation

The NHS commissioning group is holding a consultation meeting on 26th June 2018 at Amnesty International Human Rights Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch EC2 3EJ (near Shoreditch town hall) from 16:30-20:00hours.

It is important that you attend and hear about any cuts or changes to older peoples services, as well as giving your opinion.

To attend you need to contact 0208 816 3222 or register online at www.cityandhackneyletstalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Do you own an Ipad?

Recently I had to help out someone transferring files (photo and videos) to a Windows laptop PC.

Unfortunately Apple has changed the software for Ipads over version 10, so now the Windows driver software cannot cope. You can still see the internal memory on the Ipad, you just cannot save to it, or get files from it.

So apart from a USB lead which plugs into the Ipad and the USB socket on the PC (same as the one you use for charging the Ipad from a USB charger), you now need to download and run some software on the PC.

There are several programs on the Internet that allow you to transfer files without using Apples Itunes running on the PC, including those that are charged for.

But one of them is Free and I have used, it is called “EaseUS MobiMover”, which allows you to transfer files both ways to and from the PC.

http://download.easeus.com/free/mobimover_free.exe

You download and run it on your PC, connect your Ipad and away you go.

Hackney Hackathon Free Tickets 12th June 2018

Dementia Friendly logo -Alzheimer’s Society

Dear Friends

If you are available it would be great if you could attend the “Hackathon” in the London Borough of Hackney “Techy” week.  As you have an understanding and experience of the challenges of your loved ones and people you care for on a daily basis your input would be invaluable.

The people attending are from a variety of tech companies and they have been set the task to come up with simple Information Computing Technology (ICT) solutions to make life easier, e.g. booking a train ticket, buying groceries on-line, banking…

Please use the link below to book your Free place, or let me know and I can book it for you.  I will be there on the day, giving an introduction to the task.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-tech-week-hackathon-dementia-friendly-hackney-tickets-46531443801?aff=ehomecard

I  look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes

Sandra Cater                                                                                                                                  Hackney Dementia Friendly Community Coordinator

Alzheimer’s Society
Unit 1
30 Felstead St
Hackney Wick
LONDON
E9 5LG
020 8533 0091