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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
Mnemonics and Memory Tricks
 
Books 

 “Memory Power: You Can Develop A Great Memory. America’s Grandmaster Shows You How,” by Scott Hagwood. (Simon & Schuster, January 2006.) 

The Business of Memory: How to Maximize Your Brain Power and Fast Track Your Career,” by Frank Felberbaum. (Rodale Books, June 4 2005, 256 pages, softcover.)

Associations and Websites

 USA national Memory Championship: www.usamemoriad.com

 The World Memory Championships: www.worldmemoryclub.com

 Center for Creative Memory Leadership: www.scotthagwood.com  

 

Books:

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents, by Claire Berman. (Henry Holt, 1997 (paperback), 272 pp., $16.00). This widely read book is a guide for adult children who are caregivers for their aging or ill parents.

Associations and Contact Information:

CAPP Caregiver Resource Center at Mount Sinai Hospital: Contact Helene Ebenstein at (212) 659-8903. She welcomes calls from family caregivers on any caregiving concern. Address: 1425 Madison Avenue, Room L-4-89, New York, NY 10029.

National Family Caregivers Association
10605 Concord St. Suite 501
Kensington MD 20895 2504
301 942 6430
800 896 3650
website www.nfcacares.org
email: info@nfcacares.org

Provides national resource referrals, a quarterly newsletter, a caregiver-to-caregiver peer support network, a greeting card program and sponsors annual celebrations of National Family Caregivers Week.


Family Caregiver Alliance
425 Bush Street Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 434-3388
800 445-8106 (toll free in CA)
website www.caregiver.org

Support organization for caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, ALS and related brain disorders.