Neurology Leitchfield KY

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.

Dr.Dora Picon
(859) 624-9843
789 Eastern Bypass #25
Richmond, KY
Gender
F
Speciality
Neurologist
General Information
Hospital: Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Clark Bryan Bernard, MD
(502) 584-4121
225 Abraham Flexner Way Ste 505
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dante J Morassutti, MD
(502) 899-6980
4001 Dutchmans Ln Ste 1D
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Jewish Hosp, Louisville, Ky; Norton Hosp, Louisville, Ky
Group Practice: Neurosurgical Institute Of KY

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Krista N Brooks Horrar, MD
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Alt
(502) 897-5074
4002 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Neurology

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George Wilson Privett Jr, MD
1725 Harrodsburg Rd Ste D
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Samaritan Hosp, Lexington, Ky
Group Practice: Lexington Diagnostic Ctr

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Duane Wesley Densler, MD
(502) 629-5510
210 E Gray St Ste 1102
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1999

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Wayne Garcia Villanueva
(502) 891-8981
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Wayne John Naimoli
(270) 886-2559
1830 High St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Neurology

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Dr.Bassam Hadi
(270) 442-6161
1532 Lone Oak Rd Ste 230
Paducah, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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