Neurology Burley ID

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.

Bruce James Andersen, MD
(208) 367-3500
6140 Curtisian Ave Ste 400
Boise, ID
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1982

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George R Lyons
(208) 367-2800
999 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Neurology

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Dr.Jeffrey D. McDonald
(208) 667-4949
980 W Ironwood Dr # 206
Coeur D Alene, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Hospital: Northwest Specialty Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mark R Keane
(208) 746-3320
338 6th St
Lewiston, ID
Specialty
Neurology

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Michael E Coats
(208) 667-5536
2022 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Neurology

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Jeffrey John Larson, MD
(208) 765-9100
2003 Lincoln Way Ste 310
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Paul Montalbano
(208) 367-3500
6140 W Curtisian Ave # 400
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Hospital: St Alphonsus
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 17, reviews.

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Brent Hirsch Greenwald, MD
(208) 535-4800
3200 Channing Way Ste A106
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Idaho Reg Med Ctr, Idaho Falls, Id
Group Practice: Greenwald Neurological Surgery

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D Peter Reedy
(208) 367-7500
999 N Curtis
Boise, ID
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Dr.Robert Kennedy
(208) 233-1033
1777 E Clark St # 330
Pocatello, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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