Neurology Avondale AZ

Try a wide variety of mental games, from crossword puzzles to computer games. Experts say seniors tend to do what they're good at over and over again. While that may improve proficiency, it doesn't form new neuronal connections or boost neurotransmitter production in the brain like new and diverse experiences do.

Leo Kahn, MD
(602) 271-0950
525 N 18th St
Phoenix, AZ
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Neurology Office
Specialties
Neurology

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Troy G Anderson
(623) 535-0050
14044 W Camelback Rd
Litchfield Park, AZ
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Neurology

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Glen Katsuto Nagasawa, MD
7219 N Litchfield Rd
Luke Afb, AZ
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Hal Unwin, MD
5322 W Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ
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Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Parkland Mem Hosp, Dallas, Tx; Zale-Lipshy University Hosp, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: University-Texas SW Med Ctr

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Marwan Noel Sabbagh
(623) 875-6500
10515 W Santa Fe Dr
Sun City, AZ
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Neurology

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Niranjan R Chandragiri, MD
(623) 935-3338
13657 W McDowell Rd Ste 200
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Karnataka Inst Med Sci, Karnataka Univ, Hubli, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Niranjan R Chandragiri
(623) 935-3338
10240 W Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
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Neurology

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Jason C Reinhart, DO
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1998

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David A Pootrakul, MD
(623) 972-3001
10615 W Thunderbird Blvd Ste B200
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Chinese,Thai
Education
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert E Germann, MD
(480) 595-2108
10615 W Thunderbird Blvd Ste B200
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1976

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7 Ways to Save Your Brain

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A 2009 Mayo Clinic study found that of 1,300 people ages 70 to 89, those that had regularly engaged in mentally challenging activities, such as reading, playing games, and doing crafts, in their 50s and early 60s were 40 percent less likely to develop memory loss than those who hadn’t. Follow these simple steps to stay sharp as you age.

Hone your manual skills: Learn a new instrument, start quilting, build a model airplane, or get going on those carpentry projects you’ve been putting off. Such activities not only help promote hand and finger dexterity, they also foster the development of new neural connections.

Learn one new word every day: This engages the brain’s language centers, frontal lobe, and memory circuits. “It’s like aerobics for your brain,” says George Washington University Neurology Professor Richard Restak, MD.

Challenge your short-term memory: Although iPhones and BlackBerries may be convenient, they have one downside: They’ve robbed us of the need to commit things to memory. Do it anyway. Memorize your grocery list, your friends’ phone numbers, the US presidents in order, every state’s capital city. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it.

Mix it up: Try a wide variety of mental games, from crossword puzzles to computer games. Experts say seniors tend to do what they’re good at—over and over again. While that may improve proficiency, it doesn’t form new neuronal connections or boost neurotransmitter production in the brain like new and diverse experiences do.

Be friendly: Engage in social activities as much as possible. Multiple studies have shown that living a solo life can vastly increase your risk of dementia. One recent Swedish study of 2,000 men and women found that people living alone at age 50 had twice the risk of developing dementia 21 years later than those who were living with a partner in middle age.

Shut the TV off: Research shows that those who watch minimal TV are as much as 50 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Keep working: Resist the temptation to retire early. A recent British study of 382 men found a significant association between later retirement and later onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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