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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.

Angela Benavides, MD
(815) 431-9475
1614 E Norris Dr
Ottawa, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1983

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Steven Craig Delheimer, MD
(815) 224-8001
920west Street South
Peru, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1975

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Angela Benavides
(815) 431-9960
628 Columbus St
Ottawa, IL
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Jorge Kattah, MD
(309) 655-2164
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Mayor De Nuestro Senora Del Rosario, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1971

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Timothy C Hain
(312) 274-0197
645 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Rakesh K Garg
(815) 223-7144
4231 Progress Blvd
Peru, IL
Specialty
Neurology

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Rakesh K Garg, MD
(815) 223-7144
4231 Progress Blvd
Peru, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dayanand Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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Gregory Gruener, MD
(708) 216-5332
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1979

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Peter R Lewy
(847) 256-6480
1100 Central Ave
Wilmette, IL
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Neurology

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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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