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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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An aura is a sensation which precedes an attack, such as an epileptic seizure or a migraine headache. In epilepsy, the aura may precede the seizure by a few seconds or several hours. The aura may include visual, auditory or olfactory hallucinations (e.g. a particular smell), or just a "feeling" that a seizure is coming. In migraine, the aura immediately precedes the attack, and is usually visual (e.g. a halo of light around the visual field).

The mechanisms causing an aura are poorly understood. However, many people who suffer severe migraines or severe epilepsy can use their aura as a warning sign which may give them time to prepare for or even ward off a full attack.

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