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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.

Luiz Carlos deAraujo, MD FACS
(337) 269-6004
PO Box 52783
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
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Portuguese,Spanish
Education
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Dominic Martinez, MD
(337) 289-5605
PO Box 51440
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Thomas Bertuccini
(337) 235-0933
601 W Saint Mary Blvd # 306
Lafayette, LA
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M
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Luiz C DeAraujo
(337) 269-6004
116 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
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Neurosurgery

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Dr.Wael Alabdulkarim
(337) 289-8972
116 Hospital Drive
Lafayette, LA
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M
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Neurologist
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Thomas Vincent Bertuccini, MD
(337) 235-0933
PO Box 53345
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1973

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Daniel Curtis Dunlap, MD
(337) 233-8040
501 W Saint Mary Blvd Ste 400
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La; Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La
Group Practice: Neurological Associates Of LA

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Stephen I Goldware
(337) 233-8000
501 W Saint Mary Blvd
Lafayette, LA
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Jack A Hurst, MD
(337) 233-8294
309 Saint Julien Ave Ste 300
Lafayette, LA
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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George Joseph Guidry III, MD
(307) 778-2860
155 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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