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
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Patrick W Hitchon
(319) 356-2775
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Neurosurgery

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Christine Keala Schwab, MD
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 2002

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Kazi Imran Majeed, MD
(563) 383-2667
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 3300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Mehrdad Razavi, MD
(319) 356-1616
Marshalltown, IA
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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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Ivo Bekavac, MD
(319) 833-5954
Cedar Falls, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Zagreb, Med Fak, Zagreb, Croatia
Graduation Year: 1989

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Coleman O Martin
(319) 356-8755
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Neurology

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Calvin J Hansen
(515) 241-4200
1221 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Katherine D Mathews
(319) 356-1851
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

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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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