Neurology Rolling Meadows 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.

Sailaja V Maramreddy, MD
(708) 756-0100
Palatine, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kenneth A Vatz
(847) 953-6080
515 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Irving James Young, MD
(847) 437-9176
2010 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurology, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1954
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il
Group Practice: Northwest Neurological Assoc

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Hien Duc Dang, MD
(847) 981-9700
415 E Golf Rd Ste 106
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med & Pharm Univ, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (942-01 Eff 1/83)
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mina Foroohar
(847) 398-9100
880 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Richard Peter Moser, MD
(847) 398-6464
880 W Central Rd Ste 6100
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il
Group Practice: Surgical Neurology Assoc Ltd

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Richard William Broderick
(847) 398-6464
880 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Mina Foroohar, MD
(847) 398-9100
880 W Central Rd Ste 3200
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il; Alexian Brothers Med Ctr, Elk Grove Vlg, Il
Group Practice: Rush Presbyterian/St Lukes

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Louis Vincent Pupillo, MD
(847) 398-6464
880 W Central Rd Ste 6100
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jules Thomas Koveleski, MD
(847) 825-2366
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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