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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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Immune System
 

The immune system normally provides continuous surveillance of body processes and acts to remedy imbalances or abnormalities. It protects the body from the effects of invasion by microorganisms (e.g. germs) and governs the removal of damaged cells from body tissue. It also discovers and disposes of abnormal cells that continually arise within the body. Immune system failure can lead to vulnerability to infection, and can also allow tumor cells to grow unchecked. Immune system overactivity can cause allergic symptoms.


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