Posted by Administrator on 1/26/2013
A clinical trial at Ohio State University is offering a new approach for the treatment of Alzheimer's. A pacemaker, similar to the type that is used for heart conditions, is placed in the brain to deliver electric shocks to the part of the brain affected by the Alzheimer's. The theory is that these shocks can help bypass the damaged parts of the brain and increase the overall activity in the brain.
One patient who agreed to the trial, a 57 year old woman with early stage Alzheimer's, has shown some promising early results. Her problem solving and speed has improved. The research is in very early stages, so any final results have yet to be attained, but there is reason to be hopeful.