Brain Pacemaker that Slows Progression of Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer''s disease the most common form of dementia affects more than 5 million Americans, and by 2050, this number is expected to rise as high as 16 million, according to the Alzheimer''s Association. Deep brain stimulation targeting the frontal regions of the brain slows the decline of Alzheimer''s symptoms in affected patients. For the first time, it was found that implanting electrical wires into the frontal regions of the brains of patients affected with Alzheimer''s could slow down the decline of cognitive, behavioral, and functional abilities in patients.

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