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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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L-dopa
 

L-dopa is a chemical substance that is found naturally in some foods and is also synthesized by the brain. In the brain, it is converted into neurotransmitters including dopamine, as well as norepinephrine and epinephrine (adrenaline). L-dopa is used as a medication to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease, in whom there is a death of dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra of the brain.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2009 Memory Loss and the Brain