The Secret Life of the Brain : The Aging Brain: Through Many Lives (2002)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Illnesses & Disabilities, Medicine  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Conclusion: "The Aging Brain: Through Many Ages" explores ways brains fail---and why some don't---in later life. The hour also surveys encouraging developments in treating stroke patients and people with Alzheimer's. Encouraging to neuroscientists as well is evidence that "the brain is not a fixed machine for which there are no replacement parts," says Dennis Selcoe of the Harvard Medical School. One key: exercise, both mental and physical. Another, as nonogenarian poet Stanley Kunitz puts it: "Desire! Desire! Desire!"

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brain, neurology, human-body [anatomy], aging, Alzheimer's-Disease, Parkinson's-disease, stroke [medical], wisdom