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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Terry J Ryan, MD
(573) 882-4909
One Hospital Dr DC048 00/N521,
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2000

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Daryl Wayne Thompson, MD
(816) 218-2500
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1988

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Glenn Mack Sherrod, DO
(314) 291-2446
12255 De Paul Dr Ste 770
Bridgeton, MO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Depaul Health Center, Bridgeton, Mo; Des Peres, Saint Louis, Mo; Forest Park Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Neurological Medicine Inc

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Richard S Sohn
(314) 362-7241
4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, 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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Kenneth Rupert Smith Jr, MD
(314) 577-8795
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hos, Saint Louis, Mo; St Louis University Hlth Scien, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Slu Care; St Louis Univ School Of Med Dept Of Neurology

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Albert J Fessler III, MD
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1995

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Adriana Andrea Escandon
(314) 362-5262
660 S Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Neurology

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Philip D Dean
(636) 456-8370
511 E Main Street
Warrenton, MO
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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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