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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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Depression
 

Web Sites:

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) can point you to local affiliates that can guide you to treatment resources in your area. Write to: 2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA, 22201-3042. Tel: 800-950-NAMI. Or browse the web: http://www.nami.org.

The National Institute of Mental Health will send you free information about depression and its treatment. Contact the Information Resources and Inquiries Branch, 800-421-4211. On the web, browse http://www.nimh.nih.gov.

Published Articles:

"Mood improvement reduces memory complaints in depressed patients," by R. Antikainen and others, in European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2001, vol. 251, pp. 6-11.

"Changes in cognitive functioning following treatment of late-life depression," by M. Butters and others, in American Journal of Psychiatry, December 2000, vol. 157, pp. 1949-1954.

"Imaging strategies in depression," by P. Grasby, in Journal of Psychopharmacology, December 1999, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 346-351.