Cognitive intervention and brain stimulation therapies for dementia. Cognitive intervention and brain stimulation therapies for dementia.

Victor Wing-cheong Lui, Ho Yin Lai

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Abstract

The number of people with dementia is escalating globally. About 47 million people were living with dementia in 2015 worldwide. 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
Original languageEnglish
Article number24 (10)
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalHong Kong Medical Diary
Volume24
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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