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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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Web Sites:

Dementia Fact Sheet http://www.caregiver.org
This clear and concise fact sheet is published online by the Family Caregiver Alliance, a California-based support organization for the people who caregivers of people suffering from neurological diseases and disorders.

The American Stroke Association http://www.strokeassociation.org
The ASA, a division of the American Heart Association, maintains a web site with information for the general public on the causes, treatment, and prevention of stroke.

Published Articles:

"Dementia in the Elderly," by David K. Epstein and James R. Conner. In the Fall 1999 edition of Generations, Volume 23 (Issue 3), pp. 9-16.


This article, published in a technical journal, provides a comprehensive review of the causes of dementia in seniors. Though written for specialists, lay readers willing to put the effort into reading this article will find it very informative.