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DeepBrain Stimulation Clinical trial
Mimi S.
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:25 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


I was just sent this: There is apparently a clinical trial; now going on. Results for a few other conditions were given for Parkinson's and one other. None about this. In archives there are references to it. The part about AD is at the end.


scma_2007
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:37 PM
Joined: 9/13/2013
Posts: 112



Iris L has a posted a topic that discussed this in

'I have Alzheimer's or Another Dementia' forum
with topic 'The latest update on global Alz. research released by John Hopkins with a video.

It discussed this at 12:31. The video link -

http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/2014/11/alzheimers-research-today-where-we-stand.html


The initial clinical research by Dr Lozano of University of Toronto found that it has improved Parkinson’s. Now, Dr Lyketsos of JHU and Dr Lozano are working together for this clinical trial to see if it can help AD.


Dr Lyketsos emphasized that ‘the procedure was highly experimental and carries a substantial number of risks’ as it is a brain surgery procedure. Both believe that it is important to know if it can help.


The NIH report has this clinical trial listed in Table 2.

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/2013-2014-alzheimers-disease-progress-report/ongoing-nia-funded-clinical#table1


The NIH info - the trial is ongoing, but not recruiting anymore.

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/clinical-trials/advance-deep-brain-stimulation-patients-mild-probable-alzheimers-disease

Note: The video was taken from the free Coursera online course on Dementia Care by Johns Hopkins University.

https://www.coursera.org/course/dementiacare



Mimi S.
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:06 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Thank you. I found that video from John Hopkins very interesting, although difficult for me, as a patient, to completely understand. And remember?

And use, i wan't going to rush out to get it. Brain surgery is not done lightly.



scma_2007
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:26 PM
Joined: 9/13/2013
Posts: 112


Mimi,

You're welcome.

You made me smile. A little bit of humor helps in this Alz world.

Dr Lozano is a great speaker. Excellent TED-Talk video.
DBS is an amazing cure for some neurological disease.
It's exciting if it can remove the AD symptoms while scientist are still trying to find a cure.
People with AD can have a normal life again.




Ale'sia
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 8:26 PM
Joined: 3/22/2015
Posts: 1


Electrodes in the brain sounds scarry.

scma_2007
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:04 PM
Joined: 9/13/2013
Posts: 112



Scary yes. It is not for everybody.

This method is already being used in dystonia disease as mentioned in the tedtalk link posted by Mimi.

Dr Andres Lozano - TedTalk

http://www.ted.com/talks/andres_lozano_parkinson_s_depression_and_the_switch_that_might_turn_them_off