Neurology Glenshaw PA

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.

Ann Cecile Van Cott, MD
(412) 692-4609
Glenshaw, PA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1988

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Nicolaas I Bohnen, MD
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Ste W4
Aspinwall, PA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Katholieke Univ, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Graduation Year: 1987

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Inna I Vaisleib, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Har'Kovskij Med Inst, Har'Kov, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1987

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Maria Josephine Sunseri, MD
(412) 392-1923
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa; United Community Hospital, Grove City, Pa

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Howard J Senter
(412) 682-6800
4815 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Eileen Marie R Rice, MD
(412) 782-4211
200 Delafield Rd Ste 2000
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Gray Phillips, MD
(724) 728-3113
27 Crest Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Upmc St Margaret Memorial Hosp, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Oakland Neuro Surgical Assoc

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Satyanarayana Gedela, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Eileen M Rice
(412) 782-4211
200 Delafield Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Neurology

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John Francis Delaney Jr, MD
(412) 963-0505
404 Fox Chapel Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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