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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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Herb
 

Herbs are a class of plant which are often used in seasoning food. Many herbs contain active ingredients which makes them useful as medicine. Some commercially-available drugs are based on extracts from herbs or other plants. For example, the drug rivastigmine (brand name Exelon) is extracted from daffodil bulbs. Many dietary supplements also contain active ingredients extracted from herbs or plants. For example, ginkgo biloba, sold as a memory-boosting supplement, is extracted from the plant of the same name.

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