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.

Inflammatory Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s

Scientists have identified a molecular chain of events thought to drive inflammation during Alzheimer’s, and shown that blocking this cascade could reduce signs of the disease in mice. The findings are published in the journal Nature. The study, a collaborative effort between scientists in Germany, Spain and the US, focused … Continue reading

Don’t Forget the Babka at Your Next Party

Are you hosting a meal or party, but you’re worried that your cooking isn’t up to par? Or that you might even make someone sick from your cooking? Well, don’t fret now because you can easily have the entire meal catered. You don’t even have to tell anyone that you’ve … Continue reading

Christmas Cemembered

For many of us, a lot of our fondest memories are bound up with the holidays. I’m just about to go and spend the festive season with my father, who resides in Florida and has lived with Alzheimer’s for the past four years. As I’ve been wrapping up the last … Continue reading

Why I’m Running Down Dementia: I’ve never been so proud of myself

Richard Judd is a novice runner who lives with his wife in Leadgate, County Durham. He has two grown up children and has been supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK by taking part in the charity’s latest campaign Running Down Dementia around his busy job in telesales. Richard has been critical in … Continue reading

Diet and Probiotics

In today’s world, we have a myriad of choices when it comes to the type of diet we want to cultivate. Luckily, there are so many food choices that give us options when it comes to both maintaining and improving our health. Probiotics are one of those such food items. … Continue reading

A Few Things a Man Should Know About Paternity

If you are a man who has a girlfriend who has recently become pregnant, there are a few things you should know about paternity. The first thing you should understand is the word paternity, in a legal sense, is used when no one knows who the father is. In most … Continue reading

Do You Know Hypnosis Has Positive Impacts On Memory?

Do you remember what you had for breakfast this morning or lunch this afternoon? Do you remember the last time that you did laundry, or the last time that you talked to someone on the phone? Some people can answer those questions in a few seconds; others may not remember … Continue reading

Fashion Styles Associated with Alternative Clothing

The types of clothes people wear are an expression of who they are. You will somehow know more about the person by simply looking at the clothes worn. Of course, you don’t make a general judgement, but you at least have a clue as to how to deal with that … Continue reading

Three Tips That Will Transform Your Business’s Front Entrance

First impressions are so important for the success of your small business. This begins with your front entrance. As potential customers walk through your front doors, they are already forming an opinion of your products and services. Make sure that your entryway is giving them the impression you are after … Continue reading

Outspoken Delivery – Cargo Bikes for Cambridge

In answer to your question about eco-friendly couriers check out the innovative Cambridge cycle courier company below. Outspoken Delivery will be a leading partner in an EU sponsored initiative to develop and promote the movement of light goods by bike. The three year EU project, CYCLE Logistics, running from May 2011 to 2014 … Continue reading

Cambridgeshire Campaigner Made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Sarah King, from Linton in Cambridgeshire, has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sarah was given the title in recognition of her exceptional support for the charity after her husband, Andrew, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease when he was just 43. The national charity, based in Great … Continue reading

Stacey Solomon in Race for Xmas No.1 for Cambs Charity

Stacey Solomon, who shot to fame in The X Factor in 2009, releases her first Christmas single today (19 December) to boost funds for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK and children’s hospices charity Together For Short Lives.  Stacey will go head-to-head for the festive number one spot with this year’s X Factor winners, … Continue reading

Study Highlights Scale of Challenge to Reduce Antipsychotics for Dementia

A new study from UK researchers suggests more people with dementia may be receiving antipsychotic prescriptions than previously thought. The study is published in the journal BMC Psychiatry. Antipsychotics can be used for people with dementia to help combat challenging behavioural symptoms such as severe agitation. Moves to reduce their … Continue reading

How to Improve Your CV

Did you ever wonder what happens to your CV once you apply to a job? You finally find the perfect job posting, you’ve read the job description a hundred times and KNOW you can do the job; it’s the dream job you’ve always wanted. So, you sit down and write … Continue reading

Cognitive Activity Throughout Life Linked to Lower Levels of Alzheimer’s Protein

Scientists in the US have found that healthy older people who have engaged in cognitive stimulation activities throughout their life have lower levels of the protein amyloid in their brains, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. The study is published online today in the journal Archives of Neurology. The researchers recruited 65 … Continue reading

Specific Antipsychotic Drugs Increase Risk of Death in Elderly

US scientists have found certain antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of death in elderly nursing home patients, when compared with other antipsychotics. The study is published in the BMJ online. Researchers at Harvard Medical School studied medical records from 75,445 people over 65 who were living in nursing homes. They assessed … Continue reading

Sisterhood Rower Puts Her Oar in for Man Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 59

Cambridge graduate turned film producer, Jo Rogers has rowed with the Duchess of Cambridge and rowed the English Channel with a team of elite female athletes, the Sisterhood. Next she will row from Henley to Eton on Wednesday 1 June to raise £100,000 for Great Shelford-based Alzheimer’s Research UK, alongside … 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

Why Carpet is the Best Choice for Bedrooms

Different rooms in your house may require different types of flooring, depending on the use of the space. Places with a great deal of activity require dense flooring that will sustain the test of time. The design and the beauty of the flooring matters too. Bedrooms require a soft flooring … Continue reading

Distracted Driving: A Growing Epidemic 

You multi-task, right? But just how well do you juggle multiple things at once, especially when you’re driving? Distracted driving occurs when your eyes are off the road, your hands are off the wheel, or your mind is off the critical job of operating your vehicle. Distracted driving is a … Continue reading

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