Neurology Duncan OK

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.

Christopher John Barry, MD
(405) 733-9400
238 N Midwest Blvd Ste 201
Midwest City, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Benjamin G. Benner
(918) 492-7587
6767 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Lynn Merkey, MD
(405) 945-4285
3433 NW 56th St Ste 970
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Neurology Clinic

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Stephen K Ofori Kwakye, MD
(580) 353-6000
3201 W Gore Blvd Ste 303
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok

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Elliott Danl Ross, MD
(701) 232-3241
711 S L Young Blvd Rm 20
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1968

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Kirit C Shah, MD
(580) 250-0825
3811 W Gore Blvd Ste 8
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok; Comanche County Mem Hosp, Lawton, Ok

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Douglas R Koontz, MD
(918) 481-4965
6565 S Yale Ave Ste 709
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; Tulsa Reg Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok; Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Neurospine

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Gayathri Dasharathy, MD
(405) 340-0766
2805 S Bryant Ave Ste A
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Smaranda Andreia Galis, MD
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael L Merkey
(405) 945-4285
3433 Nw 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
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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