Source: Northwestern Medicine
BY MARLA PAUL ON APR 18, 2019
Memory in older adults restored to young adult levelStimulating a precise location of the brain’s memory center with electromagnetic pulses improved the memory of older adults with age-related memory loss to the level of young adults, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Joel Voss, PhD, associate professor in the Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, was the lead investigator of the study that found brain stimulation improved the memory of older adults with age-related memory loss.
“Older people’s memory got better up to the level that we could no longer tell them apart from younger people,” said lead investigator Joel Voss, PhD, associate professor in the Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology. “They got substantially better.”
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