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Pumping Neurons: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain
The evidence is growing that moderate regular exercise boosts memory and other brain functions and may help prevent age-related declines.
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How Parkinsonís disease affects the mind

It’s not just a movement disorder. Besides causing tremors and other motion-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease affects memory, learning, and behavior.

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Creative healing: art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
As medical science races to cure dementia, storytelling and other creative activities promise a better quality of life for the millions already diagnosed.
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Agonists
 

An agonist is a class of drug that often works by mimicking the action of a naturally occurring substance, such as a neurotransmitter in the brain. For example, patients with Parkinson’s disease experience the loss of brain cells that normally produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. Such patients are often treated by dopamine agonists, which mimic the some of the effects of dopamine.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2009 Memory Loss and the Brain