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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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Glossary
Blood-Brain Barrier
 

The walls of blood vessels in the brain have a special property that prevents large molecules from moving out of the bloodstream and into the brain. This property, called the blood-brain barrier, serves to protect the brain by keeping potentially harmful substances from entering the brain.

A breakdown in the blood-brain barrier commonly occurs at the site of tumor growth. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has also been linked to a breakdown in the blood-brain barrier.

 

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