Get Your FREE subscription today
Current Issues Past Issues Who We Are Resources Get Involved Glossary
 
From the Editor
Editor's Note
 
Memory News
Fatty food weighs down muscles and memory
 
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.
Go to Article >>
 
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.

Go to Article >>

 
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.
Go to Article >>
 
Memory Tip
Medicate Your Memory
Glossary
Trace Elements
 

Trace elements are minerals that exist in the body in minute quantities; they serve as nutrients (compare with vitamins, which are nutrients produced by plants and animals). More than twenty trace elements have been identified; a few are known to be necessary for body functions, including copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt and chromium. Trace elements are found throughout nature in water, plants and soil. Dietary deficiencies are rare, since sources are so plentiful and amounts needed are so small. Excess of trace elements can be toxic. For example, drinking water contaminated by industrial wastes can result in overexposure to minerals such as chromium and zinc.

Further Reading:

Article : "GINKGO"

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