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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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Atherosclerosis
 

Atherosclerosis is the most common form of arteriosclerosis. It is caused by a build-up of cholesterol and calcium deposits in the lining of arteries. This narrows the passageway, reducing the flow of blood through the artery or even blocking it completely. As a result, atherosclerosis can cause reduced blood supply to the heart or brain; it can also affect leg circulation, leading to pain or cramping when walking.

Like other forms of arteriosclerosis, age factors include age (over 60 years), sex (men are more at risk than women), obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), high blood cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, and diabetes mellitus. Treatment may include regular exercise, a diet low in fat and cholesterol, giving up smoking and avoiding stress. In more severe cases, a surgical technique may be used to remove deposits from narrowed arteries (or bypass them altogether) and improve blood flow.

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