Neurology Portage IN

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.

Wayel Kaakaji
(219) 942-6510
1600 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Dr.Wayel Kaakaji
(219) 942-6510
1600 South Lake Park Avenue #1102
Hobart, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Hospital: St. Mary Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James William Kozelka, MD
(219) 462-1122
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Starke Mem Hosp, Knox, In
Group Practice: Neurological Associates

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James W Kozelka
(219) 476-7777
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialty
Neurology

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

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Wayel Kaakaji, MD
(219) 942-6510
1600 S Lake Park Ave # 1102
Hobart, IN
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1993

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Charles Mylan Chuman, MD
(219) 757-6410
64 East Rd
Chesterton, IN
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Med Ctr, Crown Point, In; St Mary Med Ctr, Hobart, In

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Virgil A Dibiase, MD
(219) 462-1122
2000 Roosevelt Rd Ste 201
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Starke Mem Hosp, Knox, In
Group Practice: Associates & Neurology Pc

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Robert Tan Ang, MD
(219) 464-2138
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1959

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Richard H Strawsburg, MD
(513) 559-4222
2000 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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