Neurology Dickson TN

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.

Maria F Dongas
(615) 441-4580
113 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Neurology

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Vera Hentosh Huffnagle, MD
(615) 441-4546
113 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1989

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Steven D Graham MD
(615) 329-0100
2410 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Neurology

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Patrick Alexander Griffith
(615) 327-6565
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd Blvd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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James Wheless
(901) 448-2300
1910 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

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Vera H Huffnagle
(615) 446-5121
113 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Neurology

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Dr. Chad Upchurch
Life Source Wellness Center
(615) 441-6115
491 Henslee Dr
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Chiropractor
Conditions
Back pain,Chronic pain,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Upper back pain
Treatments
Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Spinal manipulation
Proffesional Affiliation
Tennessee Chiropractic Association

Timothy P Schoettle
(615) 327-9543
2011 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Kenneth Wayne Smith
(423) 392-2887
2 Sheridan Sq
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Charles L Stimpson
(931) 685-4060
1701 N Main St
Shelbyville, TN
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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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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