For patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the ventral capsule/ventral striatum (VC/VS) region is well tolerated and is associated with less decline on the Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes (CDR-SB), according to a study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Douglas W. Scharre, MD, from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, and colleagues conducted a non-randomized phase I prospective open label intervention trial of three AD patients with matched comparison groups. (February 12, 2018)
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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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