Vagus nerve stimulation is a treatment that has been occasionally used to treat epilepsy, treatment-resistant depression, and even Alzheimer’s dementia. Are you familiar with this unusual treatment? Are you familiar with the vagus nerve? Though it’s not commonly known, it’s a critical part of your nervous system and has many potential clinical implications. Let’s chat about the vagus nerve and vagus nerve stimulation, but first, some background and context.
Missed appointments aren’t just missed appointments: They’re missed opportunities for early detection
There are perfectly reasonable explanations for why people are missing or canceling appointments, but these canceled appointments aren’t just missed appointments: they’re missed opportunities to detect conditions where there is an understanding that early detection can help patients maintain a higher quality of life for a longer period of time.
EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.
A Spanish study published by Nature Neuroscience in 2016 shed light on another area where big changes occur during pregnancy—a woman’s brain.
Scientists worldwide are conducting studies to learn more about what causes dementia, how to prevent it, and how to slow the onset of the disease.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease both affect cognitive and memory functions of the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia.