The search to cure Alzheimer’s – Is it electricity?

In a new study, researchers found that a brain treatment called electrostimulation could improve working memory performance in older people.

People in their 70s could remember things as effectively as young people who are in their 20s.

The research was conducted by a team from Boston University.

Our Take: What we are learning about the brain is still in the early phases. I am happy that there are so many different approaches to maintaining cognitive functioning. Using preventative techniques such as life-long learning, cardiovascular exercise, and a good diet are proving to be pieces of the puzzle. Possibly other non-pharmacological approaches such as electrostimulation could be added to the toolkit.

In addition to helping with normal brain aging, hopefully, these findings can also be applied to those who already have damaged brains, such as those suffering from dementia. To read the full article, click here

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