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.

Mariana Georgeta Varga
(405) 271-2265
711 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Neurology

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James Michael Alvis, MD
(405) 321-6347
724 24th Ave Ste 220 N W
Norman, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign, Russian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Norman Regional Hospital, Norman, Ok
Group Practice: Norman Neurosurgical

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David M Pagnanelli
(580) 531-4600
5604 Sw Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Paul Christopher Francel, MD
(405) 424-5634
3048 SW 89th St Ste C
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: O U Health Sciences Neurosurgy

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Bob Jack Rutledge, MD
(405) 748-3300
4120 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok; Oklahoma Spine Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Neurological Surgery

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Richard Vertrees Smith, MD
(405) 752-0611
4120 W Memorial Rd Ste 205
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Neurosurgery Associates

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Stewart Curry Smith, MD
(405) 552-2888
3330 NW 56th St Ste 600
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Norman Regional Hospital, Norman, Ok
Group Practice: Norman Neurosurgical

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Peter Williams Pryor, MD
109 N Fairland St
Pryor, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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Christopher M Bouvette, MD
(405) 844-6595
4120 W Memorial Rd St 118
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Clinical Neurophysiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Spine Sports & Rehab

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John Mike Banowetz, MD
(405) 302-2661
4120 W Memorial Rd Ste 218
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Medical Neurologists Inc

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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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