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Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
It’s hard to imagine a future where Alzheimer’s disease is no longer a threat, but scientists are working every day to make that dream a reality. There have been a number of interesting breakthroughs in the world of medical science that may lead to a future without Alzheimer’s.
At the University of Pennsylvania, researchers are experimenting with deep brain stimulation as a means of repairing the memory of patients. The treatment involves delivering mild electric shocks to areas of the brain that affect memory. While still in its early stages of development for treating Alzheimer’s, deep brain stimulation is already commonly used with people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The effectiveness of deep brain stimulation to treat Alzheimer’s is still unknown, but researchers are working tirelessly to study this technique and work towards a safe, effective treatment to those suffering.
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