Neurology Federal Way WA

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.

Sujata C Poisson, MD
34617 11th Pl S Ste 100
Federal Way, WA
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Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pbd Sharma Postgrad Inst M S, M Dayanand Univ, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Salem Wendt, MD
(253) 838-3103
34503 9th Ave S Ste 230
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Auburn Reg Med Ctr, Auburn, Wa; St Francis Community Hospital, Federal Way, Wa
Group Practice: Federal Way Neurology-Headache

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Ashish Mahesh Trivedi, MD
(253) 333-2713
202 N Division St Ste 200
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mp Shah Med Coll, Saurashtra Univ, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Anna Wong
(253) 333-1637
202 N Division St
Auburn, WA
Specialty
Neurology

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George Sadek Makari, MD
(253) 383-5056
PO Box 5299
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1980

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John S Wendt
(253) 838-3103
34503 9th Ave S
Federal Way, WA
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Neurology

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Jin Wang, MD
(240) 603-7772
2914 44th St NE
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Beijing Med Univ, Beijing, Beijing, China
Graduation Year: 1983

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Marybeth A Grazko, MD
(253) 968-1446
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Madigan Army Med Ctr, Tacoma, Wa

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David James Wilkie, MD
(253) 968-1440
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1992
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Hospital: Madigan Army Med Ctr, Tacoma, Wa

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James S Griffith
(253) 383-1066
2201 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA
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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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