Deep Brain Stimulation for Improving Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary

A brief BBC News item explores the potential of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for improving wellbeing and cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.

“Although we are not talking about treating the Alzheimer’s degeneration, we can look at changing the downstream consequences by turning parts of the brain back on”. Professor Andres Lozano.

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Reference

Brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer’s. London: BBC Health News, January 30th 2018.

While further robust research is clearly required, there exists a growing – if mixed – body of literature on the subject.

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