Neurology Post Falls ID

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.

Richard Carter Zahn, MD
1315 S Pleasant View Rd
Post Falls, ID
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1961

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Bret A Dirks
(208) 667-1376
850 W Ironwood Dr Suite 300
Coeur Dalene, ID
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Jeffrey J Larson
(208) 765-9100
3320 N Grand Mill Ln
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Joav Kofman, MD
(262) 568-5334
2022 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Bret Dirks
(208) 667-1376
850 W Ironwood Dr # 300
Coeur D Alene, ID
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Roger Clinton Horan, MD
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jeffrey Dean Mc Donald, MD
(208) 667-1376
850 W Ironwood Dr Ste 300
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Edwin Coats, MD
2022 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Joav Kofman
(208) 667-5536
2022 North Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Francis Ganz, MD
(208) 664-5467
2236 N Merrit Creek Loop Ste A
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Kootenai Med Ctr, Coeur D Alene, Id
Group Practice: Dirks & Mc Donald

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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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