Alzheimer’s

February 9, 2015

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Potential in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

by Jennifer Bolton and Serena Smith, TMS Clinicians at SeattleNTC Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for the deterioration of brain function. At age 60, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is 1 in every 100 people; this risk increases to 30-50 in every 100 people by the age 85.[1] Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the loss of memory, language, and judgment that noticeably interferes with occupational and social functioning. There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, however therapies do exist to combat symptoms. Though the exact mechanism is unknown, one such potential […]