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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.
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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
Resources
Sleep and Memory
 
Books:

Deep Sleep 101, by Gregg Jacobs. (Blue Marble, 2001, 52 pp plus music CD, $23.95.). Author Gregg Jacobs, offers a concise guidebook of ways to improve sleep.

Articles:

"Temporally structured replay of awake hippocampal ensemble activity during rapid eye movement sleep," by Kenway Louie and Matthew A. Wilson. (Neuron, January 2001, Volume 29, pp. 145-156.)

"Sleep, learning, and dreams: off-line memory reprocessing," by Robert Stickgold, et al. (Science, November 2, 2001, Volume 294, pp. 1052-1057.)

Websites:

SleepNet.com
This educational, non-commercial site is devoted to improving sleep health and bills itself as a source of "everything you wanted to know about sleep but were too tired to ask."

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
This web site posted by the National Institutes of Health includes patient information on sleep and sleep disorders.