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Experimental brain treatment shows promise restoring memories.
Myriam
Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:00 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
Posts: 3326


From this evening's ABC News report:

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/alzheimers-disease-brain-experimental-cognitive-decline-treatment-health-15950494?tab=9482930&section=1206853&playlist=1363340


Mimi S.
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 8:46 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Interesting study. The next clinical trial at John's Hopkins will only have 15 patients.

Question. Is this something that prevents further deterioration? Therefore, the earlier one is tested and get the brain stimulation, the better.


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 12:50 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18342


This is a very interesting report.  I'd like to know over what time period this patient has been treated and what stage he was before the deep brain stimulation treatment began.   

 

It will be nice to see how he does over the coming years. 

 

I'm very eager to learn of other deep brain stimulation trials.   

 

Thanks for posting, Myriam. 

 

Iris L. 


Myriam
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 1:34 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
Posts: 3326


Mimi S. wrote:

Question. Is this something that prevents further deterioration? Therefore, the earlier one is tested and get the brain stimulation, the better.

That's what it says, that the stimulation puts a stop to the progression.

Mimi S.
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 1:39 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Iris, judging only by the video clip, he was in early stage.
 
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