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Stimulating the brain with electrical impulses may help people with dementia

Pushing new frontiers in dementia research, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have found a new way to treat dementia by sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain to enhance the growth of new brain cells, like a 'pacemaker' for the brain.

Known as deep brain stimulation, it is a therapeutic procedure that is already used in some parts of the world to treat various neurological conditions such as tremors or Dystonia, which is characterised by involuntary muscle contractions and spasms.

Read more on the Medicalxpress website.