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.

Andrew C Gin, MD
(405) 682-9955
1601 SW 89th St # S300
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Memorial Hospital, Weatherford, Ok; Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Kent Ragan Smalley, MD
(405) 377-6378
609 S Kelly Ave Ste D2
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1991

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Martin A Turman
(405) 271-2006
940 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Neurology

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Christopher G Covington, MD
(918) 749-0762
1919 S Wheeling Ave Ste 600
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; Tulsa Reg Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Spine & Brain Inst

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

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Bruce Dwayne Pendleton, MD
(580) 242-7030
102 S Van Buren St
Enid, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Bass Baptist Health C, Enid, Ok; St Marys Mercy Hospital, Enid, Ok
Group Practice: Neurological Surgery Assoc

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Randall Webb
(918) 488-0990
8110 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Saud Iqbal Khan, MD
940 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Sam Safavi-Abbasi
(405) 271-4331
1000 North Lincoln Boulevard #400
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Stephen Kwame Ofori-Kwakye
(580) 353-6000
3201 West Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK
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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