Neurology Decatur 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.

Robert R Kraus
(217) 876-2780
2 Memorial Dr
Decatur, IL
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Anthony Floyd Collins, MD
302 W Hay St Ste Ll110
Decatur, IL
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Neurology
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Raymond Kraus Jr, MD
(217) 876-2780
2 Memorial Dr Ste 207
Decatur, IL
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Neurological Surgery
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1997

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Douglas J Dove
(217) 876-2770
2 Memorial Dr
Decatur, IL
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Neurology

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Awais Riaz, MD
(217) 782-0168
1 Memorial Dr Ste 109
Decatur, IL
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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Oliver Norman Dold, MD
(217) 876-2780
2 Memorial Dr Ste 207
Decatur, IL
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Neurological Surgery
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Medical School: Univ Of Calgary, Fac Of Med, Calgary, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1980

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Thomas D Fulbright
(217) 876-2780
2 Memorial Dr
Decatur, IL
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Neurosurgery

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Douglas J Dove, MD
(217) 876-2770
2 Memorial Dr Ste 100
Decatur, IL
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Neurology
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Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1968

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Zaheer Ahmed
(217) 872-7000
302 W Hay St
Decatur, IL
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James Paul Maynard, MD
(608) 324-2000
302 W Hay St Ste Ll110
Decatur, IL
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Neurology
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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