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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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Dreams
 
Dreams are thoughts, emotions, or sensations experienced during sleep. Some dreams are remembered upon awakening; others may not be. It is thought that dreams occur during the portion of sleep called rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep, which may occur at intervals during a sleep episode.

Some psychologists believe that dreams have psychological importance, and may reflect issues that are of importance to the dreamer. Some neuroscientists believe that dreams have importance in the process by which experienced events are transferred to long-term memory, a process called consolidation.

Further reading: "The Remains of the Day"

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