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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.

Henry J Matick DO
(812) 886-6608
621 S 7th St
Vincennes, IN
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Neurology

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Daksha C Vyas, MD
(219) 980-7178
3229 Broadway Ste 153
Gary, IN
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Neurology
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Female
Languages
Hindi, Gujarati
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: St Catherine Hosp, East Chicago, In

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Lonnie Lee Amico, MD
(219) 769-0777
521 E 86th Ave Ste 2
Merrillville, IN
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Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jeffrey D Leiser
(317) 274-1201
702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
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Henry J Matick
(812) 886-6608
621 S 7th St
Vincennes, IN
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Neurology

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(317) 962-1600
1633 N Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN
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Neurology

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Mitchell Ross Gropper, MD
(219) 836-5167
9003 Calumet Ave Ste 501
Munster, IN
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1990
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Hospital: Select Specialty Hospital, Hammond, In
Group Practice: Chicago Institute Of Neurosurgery & Neuroresearch

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Peter Vivian Hall, MD
(317) 875-9121
8333 Naab Rd
Indianapolis, IN
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of London, Kings Coll Sch Med/Dent, London (352-19 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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Patrick W Russell, DO
(574) 296-3200
PO Box 201
Elkhart, IN
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1983

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Paul Benjamin Nelson, MD
(317) 274-5725
545 Barnhill Dr Emerson Hall 139
Indianapolis, IN
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Neurological Surgery
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Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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