Neurology Rock Falls IL

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.

Chester Reyes Dela Cruz, MD
(815) 625-4790
1809 Locust St
Sterling, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: C G H Med Ctr, Sterling, Il
Group Practice: Sterling Rock Falls Clinic Ltd; Sterling Rock Falls Clinic The Dixon Clinic

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Thomas Hurley, MD
(815) 723-4387
1300 Copperfield Ave
Joliet, IL
Business
Chicago Institute Of Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurology

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Muhammad Najjar, MD
(708) 957-3737
Darien, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1991

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Scott Allen Strine, DO
(941) 624-7283
1725 W Harrison St Ste 1106
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1989

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Scott L Heller
(312) 943-1340
211 E Chicago Ave Ste 740
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Chester DeLacruz
(815) 625-4790
101 E Miller Rd
Sterling, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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James Leland Stone, MD
(312) 864-5120
730 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1974

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William K Domarad, DO
Villa Park, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1999

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Lorenzo F Munoz, MD
(312) 942-6644
1725 W Harrison St Ste 970
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Graduation Year: 1991

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Pradeep Bhatia, MD
(630) 375-2925
2020 Ogden Ave Ste 400
Aurora, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ss Med Coll, Ap Singh Univ, Rewa, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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