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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.

Griff R Harsh, MD FACS
(423) 337-7483
PO Box 232
Sweetwater, TN
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt
Graduation Year: 1947

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Sergio Loaiza
(865) 693-3499
220 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
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Neurology

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Elzbieta E Gornisiewicz, MD
(865) 481-0333
Knoxville, TN
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Neurology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1989

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Bruce Ryan Le Force, MD
(615) 468-0600
220 Fort Sanders West Blvd Ste 100
Knoxville, TN
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Neurology
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Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1985

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Samir Al Kabbani, MD
(865) 531-9430
9430 Park West Blvd Ste 350
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Baptist Hosp Of East Tenn, Knoxville, Tn; Fort Sanders Reg Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: East Tennessee Neurology Clnc

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Dr.Bruce Leforce
(865) 693-3499
Ste 300, 220 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
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M
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Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Alexander Smirnoff, MD
(336) 716-5286
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Latvian Med Academy, Riga, Latvia (Fn: 594-01)
Graduation Year: 1980

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Bruce R Leforce
(865) 693-3499
220 Fort Sanders West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
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Neurology

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Henry Clay Hooker, MD
(865) 981-4002
Knoxville, TN
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Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Edward Finelli, MD
(865) 694-0577
9314 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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