Cognitive intervention and brain stimulation therapies for dementia

Lui, Victor and Lai, Frank (2019) Cognitive intervention and brain stimulation therapies for dementia. Hong Kong Medical Diary, 24 (10). pp. 13-15. ISSN 1812-1691

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The number of people with dementia is escalating globally. About 47 million people were living with dementia in 2015 worldwide.1 Dementia is a chronic disease and patients need to live with cognitive impairment for a substantial period of time, which in turn causes a lot of distress and difficulties to patients, their families and society. However, the effectiveness of anti-dementia drugs, namely cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, in preventing cognitive decline is limited. Some patients may not tolerate the side effects of anti-dementia drugs. Non-pharmacological approaches, such as cognitive intervention and brain stimulation methods, are used. This article would present an overview of these approaches.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B300 Complementary Medicine
B800 Medical Technology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 13:28
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 13:30

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