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Estimating the effects of right median nerve stimulation on memory in Alzheimer's disease: a randomized controlled pilot study

Scherder, E.J. and Vuijk, P.J. and Swaab, D.F. and Someren, E.J. van (2007) Estimating the effects of right median nerve stimulation on memory in Alzheimer's disease: a randomized controlled pilot study. Experimental Aging Research, 33(2), 177-186. DOI: 10.1080/03610730701238915..

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Abstract

The goal of the present study was to examine possible effects of right median nerve stimulation (RMNS) on memory in patients in a relatively early stage of probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). Seventeen AD patients were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 8) and a control group (n = 9) and treated with RMNS and sham RMNS, respectively, for 30 min a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Neuropsychological tests were used to assess memory processes. The results show that the various aspects of memory did not respond positively to RMNS. A study with a much longer treatment period is suggested before firm conclusions about the ineffectiveness of RMNS on memory in AD can be drawn.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:DOI: 10.1080/03610730701238915.
Institutes:Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN)
ID Code:3798
Deposited On:13 Feb 2009 17:14
Last Modified:10 Dec 2009 13:14

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