Neurology Gallup NM

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.

Flor J Caballar Gonzaga, MD
(505) 863-1820
2111 College Dr
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Child Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Rehoboth Mc Kinley Christian H, Gallup, Nm
Group Practice: Rehoboth Mckinley Health Clnc

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Jeremy Todd Phelps, MD
(505) 272-3401
1 University of New Mexico MSC 10 5610,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Gregory Alan Charlton, MD
915 Camino De Salud
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1997

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Mario Alberto Gutierrez, MD
(505) 625-0977
313 W Country Club Rd Ste 14
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ De Monterrey, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981

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Craig Wong
(505) 272-6632
3rd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Neurology

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Flor J Caballar-Gonzaga
(505) 863-1820
1901 Redrock Dr
Gallup, NM
Specialty
Neurology

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Terry D Rolan, MD
(505) 434-0901
923 9th St
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1989

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Christopher Taylor
(505) 272-3401
2nd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Richard Lee Breeden
(505) 326-7153
4801 N Butler Ave
Farmington, NM
Specialty
Neurology

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Paul Walsky
(505) 982-3814
531 Harkle Rd Ste A
Santa Fe, NM
Specialty
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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