Neurology Yorktown Heights NY

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.

Madeleine Kitaj, MD
(203) 732-1570
Yorktown Heights, NY
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Griffin Hosp, Derby, Ct; Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Comprehensive Pain & Headache

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Shantha S David
(914) 736-2348
1985 Crompond Rd
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Specialty
Neurology

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Jay Edward Selman, MD
(914) 666-8080
117 Smith Ave
Mount Kisco, NY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Columbia-Presbyterian Med Ctr, New York, Ny; Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, Ny; Blythedale Childrens Hosp, Valhalla, Ny
Group Practice: New York Orthopedic & Spine Services

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Martin Lyle Kutscher, MD
(914) 997-1692
Goldens Bridge, NY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Westchester County Med Center, Valhalla, Ny; Nyack Hospital, Nyack, Ny
Group Practice: Pediatric Neurological Associates

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David Brian Duncan, MD
(914) 241-1050
90 S Bedford Rd
Mount Kisco, NY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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Andrew David Decker, MD
(914) 245-2818
225 Veterans Rd Ste 202
Yorktown Heights, NY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1990

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Shantha Synthia David, MD
(845) 736-2348
2531 Maple Ave
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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S Rifkinson Mann, MD
(800) 255-1593
PO Box 9
Mount Kisco, NY
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Westchester County Med Center, Valhalla, Ny; St Agnes Hospital, White Plains, Ny

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Stephen Nicholas Scelsa, MD
(212) 844-8490
Mount Kisco, NY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Russian
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Beth Israel Med Ctr, New York, Ny; Mt Sinai Med Ctr, New York, Ny
Group Practice: Beth Israel Medical Ctr

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Carl Emil Rosenkilde, MD
(914) 241-1717
91 Smith Ave
Mount Kisco, NY
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Other
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, Ny

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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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