Neurology Opelika AL

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.

Stephen Richard Burton, MD
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael Peter Dulligan, MD
2214 Gateway Dr Ste B
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969

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Wayne Lee Warren
(334) 821-0466
2320 Moores Mill Rd
Auburn, AL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Wayne Lee Warren, MD
(215) 598-3980
3230 Moore's Mill Rd Ste 250
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1995

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David Alan Davis, MD
(334) 793-9564
4300 W Main St Ste 102
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1977

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Kahing Chan, MD
(334) 749-4067
701 Priester Rd
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al

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Kahing Chan
(334) 749-4067
701 Priester Rd
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Neurology

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Krishna K Chivukula, MD
Auburn, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Stephen Burton
121 N 20th St
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Robert Lewis White, MD
(334) 639-9700
6701 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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