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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.

Jon Mark Gustafson, MD
(270) 753-8656
300 S 8th St Ste 380W
Murray, KY
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Neurology
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Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1987

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Timir Banerjee, MD
(502) 368-1681
PO Box 22067
Louisville, KY
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Neurological Surgery
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Medical School: Nrs Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Joseph Post Williams Jr, MD
(270) 251-4545
1029 Medical Center Cir Ste 200
Mayfield, KY
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Neurological Surgery
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1961

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(859) 258-6760
1401 Harrodsburg Rd # A540
Lexington, KY
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Gregory Lee Anderson, MD
(859) 296-1922
771 Corporate Dr Ste 800
Lexington, KY
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1980

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Vinay Puri, MD
(502) 589-6172
Louisville, KY
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Randy J Cox
(270) 926-6864
2315 Mayfair Drive
Owensboro, KY
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Hedvika U Heinicke
(502) 583-5300
332 W Broadway Ste 909
Louisville, KY
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Neurology

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Eric Walter Neils, MD
(859) 344-8164
170 Barnwood Dr
Edgewood, KY
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Radiology, Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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William Henry Olson, MD
(502) 852-7981
Louisville, KY
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Neurology
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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