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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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Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT)

Estrogen replacement therapy refers to the administration of estrogen to women who have reduced levels of estrogen, especially after menopause or surgical removal of the ovaries.

Taking estrogen alone can cause a high risk of uterine cancer. As a result, estrogen is almost always proscribed together with progestin (a regimen called hormone replacement therapy or HRT), which is associated with a reduced risk of causing cancer. However, if the uterus has been removed (a process called hysterectomy), progestin is not required.

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