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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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Glossary
Basal ganglia
 

The basal ganglia are a group of structures located deep inside the brain, including the caudate nuclei, lentiform nuclei, amygdala, and claustrum. The basal ganglia play a role in voluntary movement, and also play a role in some kinds of non-motor learning. Damage or disruption to the basal ganglia (as in Parkinson's disease or Huntington's disease) can cause motor symptoms such as tremor or difficulty initiating movement.

 


 

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