Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

from Sky News:

Patients have been implanted with a tiny “brain pacemaker” in an attempt to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.

Three patients were fitted with the device, which fires electric pulses into surrounding cells, as part of the ground-breaking trial.

 Doctors report that it reduced the speed at which their brain function declined. In two patients, the effects were significant.

Patient groups are warning that the study shows the technique has no major side effects, but many more patients will need to be treated to prove that it works.

Dr Douglas Scharre, who led the research at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, said: “The study was for 18 months, not just a brief window, so it had a prolonged effect on these patients.”

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has already proved highly effective in more than 130,000 patients with Parkinson’s disease.

But for the first time, doctors implanted thin electrodes in the frontal lobe of three patients with Alzheimer’s. A device similar to a heart pacemaker was then used to stimulate the brain tissue.

Dr Scharre said: “The frontal lobes are responsible for our abilities to solve problems, organise and plan, and utilise good judgements.

Continue reading

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

2 comments on “Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

  1. Pingback: Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients – USSA News | The Tea Party's Front Page

  2. Around age 60 I noticed that my handwriting was getting smaller and I was writing faster. I also noticed a small tremor in my right hand. The doctor went over my different symptoms and he suspected I’d either had a small stroke or the beginnings of Parkinson ‘s disease. After finding a neurologist and some testing I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of Parkinson’s disease. That was 4 years ago. I take Sinimet four times a day to control my symptoms, which include falling, imbalance, gait problems, swallowing difficulties, and slurring of speech,December 2017 our family doctor started me on Green House Herbal Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official website www. greenhouseherbalclinic .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities.‌ This Herbal Formula is Incredible!! My life is back.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *