Neurology De Soto MO

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.

Aamir Jalil Siddiqi, MD
(636) 937-4891
12762 State Road Tt
Festus, MO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Crystal City, Mo

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Laurence Jos Kinsella, MD
(216) 421-3813
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1985

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Irving M Asher
(573) 449-2141
500 N Keene St
Columbia, MO
Specialty
Neurology

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Saleem I Abdulrauf
(314) 577-8795
3635 Vista
St Louis, MO
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Daniel Phillips
(636) 537-0525
14825 N Outer 40
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Neurology

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John Dillon Mc Garry, MD
(314) 577-5338
PO Box 470
Crystal City, MO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Galway, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Galway
Graduation Year: 1968

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Glenn Lopate, MD
(314) 652-2573
660 S Euclid Ave # 8111
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Glen A Fenton
(314) 577-8738
3660 Vista
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

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Paul J Camarata
(816) 561-4655
4400 Broadway St
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Arthur Steven Daus, MD
(417) 624-7700
Ste 305 1111 McIntosh Cir Dr
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Freeman Hosp -West, Joplin, Mo; St Johns Reg Medctr, Joplin, Mo
Group Practice: Midwest Neurosurgery Ctr

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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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