Neurology Fairborn OH

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.

Randall R Mc Cafferty, MD
(937) 257-9922
4881 Sugar Maple Dr
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1993

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John L Dolan III, DO
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1996

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Leonardo Mario Canessa
(937) 641-3304
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialty
Neurology

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Asuncion Ver Medina, MD
(937) 228-9587
129 Grant St
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1958

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Daniel James Lacey, MD
(937) 641-3080
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Med Ctr, Dayton, Oh; Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Oh
Group Practice: Childrens Medical Ctr

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Peter James Lennarson, MD
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1995

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Bryan Bjornstad
(937) 458-4630
3359 Kemp Rd
Beavercreek, OH
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Neurology

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Laurence I Kleiner
(937) 641-3461
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Todd Allen Maugans, MD
(937) 641-3461
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1985

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P A Noorani, MD
(937) 641-3080
1 Childrens Plz
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Liaquat Med Coll, Univ Of Sind, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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