Neurology Fairview Heights IL

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.

Abdullah M Nassief, MD
Fairview Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Saud Univ, Coll Of Med, (U Of Riyadh) Riyadh, Sau Arabia
Graduation Year: 1990

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Panduranga Ramakrishna Kini
(618) 233-1151
7 Park Pl Ste A
Swansea, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Guy Timothy Burrows, MD
(618) 239-6660
100 N Jackson St
Belleville, IL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeths Hosp, Belleville, Il; Memorial Hosp, Belleville, Il
Group Practice: Southern Illinois Neurologic

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Stephen K Burger
(618) 235-3378
333 S Illinois St
Belleville, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Charisse H Barta
(618) 235-3378
333 S Illinois St
Belleville, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Christopher D Heffner, MD
(618) 222-9192
4600 Memorial Dr Ste 330
Belleville, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1985

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Christopher Dabney Heffner
(618) 222-9192
4600 Memorial Dr
Belleville, IL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Ronald George Welch, MD
(618) 235-3378
333 S Illinois St Ste B
Belleville, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeths Hosp, Belleville, Il; Memorial Hosp, Belleville, Il
Group Practice: R G Neurology Assoc

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Robert Eugene Schultz, MD
(618) 233-3330
340 W Lincoln St Ste 540
Belleville, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeths Hosp, Belleville, Il; Memorial Hosp, Belleville, Il
Group Practice: Neurological Services

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Stephen Kent Burger, MD
333 S Illinois St Ste B
Belleville, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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