Neurology Marshalltown IA

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.

Mehrdad Razavi
(641) 752-0654
312 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialty
Neurology

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Mehrdad Razavi
312 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA
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Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Chandan Gopal Reddy
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Neurosurgery

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John Richard McKee
(515) 239-4435
1015 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Neurology

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Michael J Kitchell
(515) 239-4435
1015 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Neurology

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Mehrdad Razavi, MD
(319) 356-1616
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1994

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Richard Arthur Roski, MD
(563) 383-2763
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 4300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr -West Campus, Rock Island, Il; Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Quad City Neurosurgical Assoc

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Nidal Al Kurdy, MD
(401) 273-7100
1225 S Gear Ave Ste 153
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Todd Ajax
(319) 338-5451
Ste 105, 540 East Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Vincent C Traynelis, MD
(319) 356-2774
200 Hawkins Dr Neurosurgery
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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