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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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Amnesia
 
Web Sites:

Amnesia & Cognition Unit, University of Arizona:
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~pdavidso/amcog.html
Information about a group of researchers and their current studies on amnesia.

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www.grfilmsinc.com

Articles:

"Memorizing Her Lines Is Out of the Question," by David Carr. (New York Times, Section 2, Late Edition (East Coast), October 9, 2005, p.2.)

Books:

Broken Memories: Case Studies in Memory Impairment,
edited by Ruth Campbell and Martin Conway (Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1995).
This book contains a collection of case studies by various scientists, covering all kinds of memory disorders. This includes anterograde amnesia, a severe disruption in the ability to form new memories.

Memory: From Mind to Molecules,
by Larry Squire and Eric Kandel. (New York: Scientific American Library, 2000).
Larry Squire and Eric Kandel are two of the scientists at the forefront of memory research. They have produced a very readable book which explains some of the most important concepts of how memory works -- including memory disorders such as amnesia.

Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, by Diane Roberts Stoler and Barbara Albers Hill. (Avery Penguin Putnam, 1998 (paperback), 284 pp., $14.95). This manual explains the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of brain-injured people and offers practical suggestions for coping with physical and emotional consequences of brain injuries.

Associations and Contact Information:

Brain Injury Association
105 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria VA 22314
800-444-6443
www.biausa.org

See the BIA's series of seven brochures, "The Road to Rehabilitation," available free by request or on the organization's website.