Neurology Thibodaux LA

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.

Thomas Rowell Donner, MD
(985) 447-2645
1105 Audubon Ave Ste A
Thibodaux, LA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kenneth Allen Gaddis, MD
(985) 446-9785
1107 Audubon Ave Ste A
Thibodaux, LA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966

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David Louis Weir, MD
(985) 917-3007
8120 Main St Ste 400
Houma, LA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1987

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Phillip V Mc Allister, MD
(985) 917-3007
199 Autumn Dr
Houma, LA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: South Georgia Med Ctr, Valdosta, Ga; Smith Northview Hosp, Valdosta, Ga
Group Practice: Neurological Institute

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David Louis Weir
(985) 917-3007
8120 Main St
Houma, LA
Specialty
Neurology

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Henry Carson Mc Kowen, MD
(985) 447-2645
1105 Audubon Ave Ste A
Thibodaux, LA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981

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Deepak Awasthi, MD
(985) 447-2645
1105 Audubon Ave Ste A
Thibodaux, LA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1986

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Phillip Varnadoe McAllister
(985) 917-3007
8120 Main St
Houma, LA
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Fred Earhart Aubert Jr, MD
Houma, LA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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Lori Ann Stuart-Hubber
(985) 872-1093
855 Belanger St
Houma, LA
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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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