Neurology Barrington IL

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.

James Bruce Mansfield, MD
(847) 695-6000
5 Loch Ln
South Barrington, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1968

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Simon Zimnowodzki, MD
(847) 882-6604
Lake Zurich, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1978

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Paul Leonard Grindstaff
(815) 455-1800
750 East Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Sailaja V Maramreddy, MD
(708) 756-0100
Palatine, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Benjamin Jay Nager
(815) 455-1800
750 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Shirley Jean Forbes, MD
(847) 657-5875
Barrington, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1976

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Abrar Arshad, MD
Lake Zurich, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael Patrick Macken, MD
690 E Terra Cotta Ave Ste D
Crystal Lake, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Galway, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Galway
Graduation Year: 1990

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Antonio Chung Yuk, MD
285 Memorial Dr
Crystal Lake, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1982

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Benjamin Jay Nager, MD
(815) 455-1800
750 E Terra Cotta Ave Ste A
Crystal Lake, IL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Good Shepherd Hosp, Barrington, Il; Northern Illinois Med Ctr, McHenry, Il; Memorial Med Ctr, Woodstock, Il
Group Practice: Center For Neurology

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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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