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dc.contributor.advisorHameroff, Stuarten
dc.contributor.authorPatni, Varuska
dc.creatorPatni, Varuskaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-08T17:27:05Z
dc.date.available2017-08-08T17:27:05Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/625117
dc.description.abstractAlzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that can affect cognitive and mental functions, and is the most common form of dementia. In upcoming years, the number of people expected to get Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase significantly due to so-called 'baby boomers' reaching advanced age. Clinical trials regarding dementia are critical in advancing Alzheimer's therapy, but drugs have been ineffective thus far. Rather than drugs, non-invasive brain stimulation techniques have had encouraging results. In animals, low to moderate transcranial ultrasound ('TUS') improves memory, and in humans, TUS causes improvements in mood. The application of TUS in humans is a promising therapy for neuronal growth, cognitive function, and mental state of mind. This paper reviews potential use of TUS for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.titleTranscranial Ultrasound as Therapy for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementiasen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-11T22:00:55Z
html.description.abstractAlzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that can affect cognitive and mental functions, and is the most common form of dementia. In upcoming years, the number of people expected to get Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase significantly due to so-called 'baby boomers' reaching advanced age. Clinical trials regarding dementia are critical in advancing Alzheimer's therapy, but drugs have been ineffective thus far. Rather than drugs, non-invasive brain stimulation techniques have had encouraging results. In animals, low to moderate transcranial ultrasound ('TUS') improves memory, and in humans, TUS causes improvements in mood. The application of TUS in humans is a promising therapy for neuronal growth, cognitive function, and mental state of mind. This paper reviews potential use of TUS for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


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