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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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Caregiver
 

A caregiver is a person who provides care to a patient who is at least partially unable to care for himself or herself. If the patient is in a hospital or other medical facility, the caregiver is usually a medical professional. If the patient is living at home, the primary caregiver may be a family member. Family members who take on the burden of becoming caregivers for relatives with long-term illnesses can experience considerable stress and often need emotional support; some benefit from support groups where they can interact with others who are in similar situations.

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