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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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Brainstem
 

The brainstem is the "stem-like" region at the base of the brain that merges into the spinal cord. It contains the midbrain, pons and medulla, which in turn contain groups of neurons that are important for a variety of functions including arousal, sleep, respiration, reflex movements, pain regulation, and some sensory and motor functions.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain
Artwork copyright © 2000 Ann L. Myers