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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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For an explanation of the different kinds of stress and their relationship to mental and physical health, see the American Psychological Society's web site: helping.apa.org/work/stress4.html

"Stress-Coping With Everyday Problems" offers some practical advice from the National mental health Association. Includes tips on where to get help with managing your stress. Find it on the NMHA website: www.nmha.org/infoctr/factsheets/41.cfm

Articles:

"The neurobiology of stress: from serendipity to clinical relevance," by Bruce McEwen. (Brain Research, 2000, Volume 886, pp. 172-189.)

"Glucocorticoids and hippocampal atrophy in neuropsychiatric disorders," by Robert Sapolsky. (Archives of General Psychiatry, 2000, Volume 57, pp. 925-935.)

"Glucocorticoids and the ageing hippocampus," by C. Hibberd and J. Yau. (Journal of Anatomy, 2000, Volume 197, pp. 553-562.)

"Stress and sex effects on associative learning: for better or for worse," by Tracey Shors. (The Neuroscientist, 2001, Volume 4, pp. 353-364.)

"Acute stress rapidly and persistently enhances memory formation in the male rat," by TracEy Shors. (Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2001, Volume 75, pp. 10-29.)

"Stress facilitates classical conditioning in males, but impairs classical conditioning in females through activational effects of ovarian hormones," by G. Wood and T. Shors. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 1998, Volume 95, pp. 4066-4071.)