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Neurofeedback dementia

Robin E Luijmes, Sjaak Pouwels, Jacko Boonman
OBJECTIVES: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. In quantified EEG (qEEG), the AD patients have a greater amount of theta activity compared with normal elderly individuals. Little is known about the effect of neurofeedback in patients with dementia. The objective of this study was to examine whether neurofeedback has a positive effect on cognitive performance in patients with AD. METHODS: Ten patients with qEEG meeting criteria for AD received neurofeedback training...
June 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
Tanju Surmeli, Emin Eralp, Ilhan Mustafazade, Hadi Kos, Gül Elif Özer, Orkun H Surmeli
Dementia is a debilitating degenerative disorder where the sufferer's cognitive abilities decline over time, depending on the type of dementia. The more common types of dementia include Alzheimer's disease and vascular or multi-infarct dementia. In this study, 20 subjects with dementia (9 of Alzheimer's type, and 11 with vascular dementia) were treated using qEEG-guided neurofeedback training. The Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE) was used as the primary outcome measure. The results showed an increase of the MMSE scores for all subjects regardless of dementia type with an average MMSE score increase of 6 points, which was found to be significant...
April 2016: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
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