New 20-minute non-invasive treatment could reverse memory loss, study says – CTV

Aug. 30, 2022

More than 747,000 Canadians currently live with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, but a new study suggests age-related memory loss could be reversed with a 20-minute non-invasive treatment.

Researchers from Boston University outlined their findings in a paper published in Nature Neuroscience last week. Their treatment involves a wearable cap equipped with electrodes that sends electrical signals into the brain, and researchers say this could help improve memory function.

“An increasingly older population leads to additional personal, social, healthcare and economic costs. A factor greatly contributing to these costs is the impairment in basic memory systems essential for activities of everyday life, such as making financial decisions or understanding language,” lead researcher Robert Reinhart said in a news release published Monday.

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