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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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Glucose
 

Glucose is a form of sugar that is formed in the body during digestion of certain foods, especially starch and other carbohydrates. It is carried through the blood and delivered to cells throughout the body, where it provides a primary energy source. Excess glucose may be converted to fat and stored in the body. Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to use glucose efficiently, due to a lack of insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells.

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