Culture & Lifestyle

Welcome to the Culture & Lifestyle section on City Connect

Covering a range of engaging areas from writers around the world – including lifestyle, exhibitions, plays and shows – our writers will tell you the latest news to ensure you never miss out on something entertaining, educational or inspirational.

You’ll find the articles in this section crammed full of inspirational ideas to help you create the perfect day or evening out. We review the latest museum & art gallery exhibitions, theatre, film and cultural events. Or if you want a quiet night in, this section also covers books which could help you change your life or those to get lost in and forget about the daily grind. We critique classic titles as well as latest online and bookstore titles guiding you through a world of entertaining literature and uplifting self-help books.

City Connect brings you all the latest news and reviews in the Culture & Lifestyle section to help you decide on where to get your next culture fix.

For a summary of some articles in this section, please see below.

Alzheimer’s Protein Amyloid is Strong Predictor of Memory Decline

Research from Australia has revealed that the presence of the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein amyloid in the brain is a greater predictor of memory decline than carrying the Alzheimer’s risk gene APOE4. The research is published on 16 October in the journal Neurology. The protein amyloid occurs naturally in the brain, … Continue reading

Scottish and US Studies Highlight Link Between Physical Activity and Brain Health

Two research studies published today suggest that physical activity may not only protect against signs of brain ageing in people in their 70’s, but it is also associated with lower rates of dementia in people over the age of 90. Signs of brain ageing Scientists from the University of Edinburgh … Continue reading

GingerLove – From Belgium With Love

At City Connect, we’re always looking for new and interesting food and drink from the UK and further afield which will tickle your tastebuds and please your palate. So when we heard about GingerLove drink from Belgium, we just had to share it with you. After all, if GingerLove is … Continue reading

Sleep Hormone and Exercise Show Alzheimer’s Benefits in Mice

A study has shown that a combination of physical exercise and treatment with the hormone melatonin could have benefits in mice bred to show features of Alzheimer’s. The research was published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The hormone melatonin is involved in the control of the sleep-wake … Continue reading

How Depression and Mental Illness Are Intertwined

Did you know that depression and mental illness are intertwined and often lead to a dual diagnosis? In fact, clinical depression has already been linked with several other mental ailments, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, and anxiety disorders. Millions of people are affected by these conditions, so … Continue reading

UK’s Biggest Dementia Research Endeavour Starts to Take Shape

Today we’re proud to share with you the news that world-renowned Belgian scientist Prof Bart De Strooper will take the helm of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), a multi-centre national Institute being created to transform the landscape of dementia research in this country. It’s been several months since we … Continue reading

Is Alzheimer’s written in your genes?

Research updates from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 This week dementia researchers from six continents, hundreds of research institutions and countless different backgrounds have made their way to Toronto for the world’s largest meeting of dementia researchers – the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016. Clinicians and pharmacologists will rub shoulders … Continue reading

Best 5 Cake Flavors to Spice up Your Birthday Party

Are you bored with the conventional cake designs, flavors and toppings? Well, it is quite likely if you organize several parties and events every year. Everyone wants to make the birthday a memorable event for his or her loved ones. If there is such an occasion nearby, explore these amazing … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Date Russian Girls

10 Reasons to Date Russian Girls Have you ever wondered why foreigners choose to date Russian women? What does motivate them to commit such acts? Many foreigners consider Russia to be a distant, cold and gloomy country. Why do Russian women so attract them? Of course, there are some pros … Continue reading

An Evening of Latin American Music and Dance

City Connect proudly announces the latest charity event organised by ACT – the registered charity for Cambridge University Hospitals, which includes Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. A pre-festival launch of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, An Evening of Latin American Music and Dance on Sunday 10 July celebrating the … Continue reading

Physical Activity Cuts Risk of Cognitive Decline and Vascular Dementia

Research has found that older people who regularly take part in physical activities have a lower risk of cognitive problems and vascular dementia. The study is a collaborative effort between scientists across Europe and is published in the journal Stroke. The study involved 638 elderly people with an average age … Continue reading

Cambs Runner In Marathon Effort For Alzheimer’s Research UK

Chris Drummond from Milton aims to raise £2,000 to boost funds for Great Abington-based charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, when he takes part in the Virgin London Marathon on 21 April. Running among a crowd of over 37,500 people, Chris will pound the capital’s streets alongside fun runners, amateur athletes, elite … Continue reading

Flavanol-rich Cocoa May Improve Brain Function in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Researchers in Italy have found consuming flavanol-rich cocoa once a day may help improve brain function in people with mild cognitive impairment. The study is published in the journal Hypertension. The study at the University of L’Aquila followed 90 older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) for eight weeks. MCI … Continue reading

Mortality Figures Show Dementia Rise

The BBC recently reported on new figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that the number of people dying with Alzheimer’s and dementia has risen by 6% over the last decade. Alzheimer’s and dementia was the second most common cause of death in women in 2011, accounting for over … Continue reading

Cambridgeshire Big Walk Huge Success for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk on Sunday 13 May was a huge success, and on target to raise thousands of pounds for pioneering dementia research. Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive of the UK’s leading dementia research charity, cut the ribbon to mark the start of the nine mile circular walk … Continue reading

Top 5 Websites for Printing Stamps Online

Mailing off items can be a headache, especially if you need to mail things several times a week. Often post offices will have long lines, and are open at times when most are busy throughout the day. If you are looking for the easiest way to take care of mailing … Continue reading

Sorting Through Your Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation Options

Admitting to a drug problem is one of the hardest things to do, even in this modern age. In fact, millions of people each day are discovering that they’re dependent on heroin after using prescription pills on excessive levels. Once you realize that this dependence is destructive, you can learn … Continue reading

5 Career Opportunities That Can Change Your Life

Have you got to that point in your career where you feel as though you’re starting to stagnate? Maybe your job just isn’t giving you the same pleasure as it once used to and you may start becoming bored with your day-to-day routine. Whatever the reason, there is certainly no … Continue reading

Drug Discovery and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Collaborating for Progress

Dementia is too big a challenge for one organisation to tackle alone. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, we’re proud to be funding cutting-edge, innovative science, but we’re also continually working to encourage investment across the board. To develop new treatments for dementia, we need a thriving research sector, and … Continue reading

The magic of flowers is always surreal

India is a land of opportunities, great people, rich culture and happy, happening people. You will get the best blend of cheerful people, placid places, stunning hilly range, magnificent mountains, roaring jungles and so much more. It like that the whole country as a package is ideal for anyone. The … Continue reading

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