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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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Korsakoff's Disease

Korsakoff's disease is a brain disorder which is named after Sergei Korsakoff (1854-1900), a Russian neurologist who first described the disease. It arises from a dietary deficiency of thiamin (Vitamin B-1), which the body uses to convert carbohydrates into energy. Over time, thiamin deficiency can cause damage to several brain areas critical for memory: including the thalamus, mammillary bodies and basal forebrain. In rare cases, this damage culminates in Korsakoff's disease.

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