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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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Multi-infarct Dementia

Multi-infarct dementia is a subclass of vascular dementia.

Infarct refers to tissue damage following cessation of bloodflow, as after a stroke. Sometimes, a stroke can be small and temporary; blood flow is weakened or blocked only for a brief period of time. In this case, the stroke is called a transient ischemic attack or TIA. The symptoms (such as dizziness, blurred vision or mild weakness in an arm or leg) may only last a few hours and appear to clear up on their own. Many individuals do not seek medical treatment, and may not even realize they have had a small stroke. In many cases, there is no lasting brain or neurological damage. However, a series of repeated small strokes can cause accumulated damage to the brain. Over time, they can cause widespread disruption and dementia.

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