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Deep Brain Stimulation could help treat Alzheimer

10 February 2018 | Written by La redazione

Doctors at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are experimenting with an implanted “pacemaking” device in Alzheimer’s patients to help them retain independence. The device allows the patient to undergo Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. This therapy involves implanting electric wires deep into a patient’s brain and connecting them to a battery pack implanted in the chest. The pack sends electric currents through the wires to stimulate the part of the brain that controls the abilities to plan, problem-solve, and use judgment.

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