Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neurodegenerative Disorders.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neurodegenerative Disorders.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neurodegenerative Disorders. J ECT. 2018 Aug 08;: Authors: Pellicciari MC, Miniussi C Abstract Cortical excitability modulation and neuroplasticity are considered essential mechanisms for improving clinical and cognitive abilities in neurodegenerative disorders (NDDs). In such context, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) shows great promise for facilitating remodeling of neurosynaptic organization. The aim of this review was to provide an overview of how tDCS is currently used as a neurorehabilitation strategy in some NDDs. We describe results from studies in which tDCS was applied in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and primary progressive aphasia. Currently, findings related ... read more
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