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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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Hormones
 

Hormones are powerful, complex chemicals that are normally produced by the endocrine system (pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testes, etc.) and transported through the bloodstream to stimulate or inhibit metabolism in target glands or organs. Some hormones like epinephrine have powerful effects throughout the body; others have their effects on a specific brain region or organ. Hormones continuously interact in a complicated feedback cycle; if this cycle is disrupted, the level of hormones may rise or drop from normal levels, causing altered metabolism.

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