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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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HIV Dementia

HIV Dementia is caused by the HIV virus, the virus that causes AIDS. The HIV virus attacks and progressively destroying the immune system. The HIV virus can directly infect the brain and can also weaken the immune system, allowing other infections to enter the brain and cause encephalitis. The resulting brain damage may be visible on MRI as generalized brain atrophy (shrinkage) and also visibly damaged subcortical areas. The behavioral symptoms parallel dementia - indeed, the condition is often called the AIDS-dementia complex. Early symptoms include memory loss, loss of concentration, and personality changes. In later stages, there can be confusion and sometimes psychosis.

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