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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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Medicate Your Memory

Atrophy is a medical term that refers to a decrease in size of an organ or part of the body. Atrophy may result from disuse; for example, long-term immobility of a leg due to paralysis may lead to atrophy of the leg muscles. Atrophy may also result from cell death, loss of blood supply, malnutrition, or hormonal changes. For example, Alzheimer's disease causes progressive atrophy to the brain as brain cells (neurons) die during the course of the disease.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain