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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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Memory Tip
Medicate Your Memory

Neurons generally exchange messages when the sending neuron releases a chemical (neurotransmitter) which activates receptors in the receiving neuron. In most cases, neurons do not actually touch each other; instead, there is a tiny gap, called a synapse. Neurotransmitter molecules may cross the synapse to activate a receptor on the receiving neuron, or may remain in the synapse unused until it is broken down or reabsorbed into the sending neuron to be recycled for later use.

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