Miraculously neurofeedback therapy can help control the symptoms of Alzheimer disease and keep new symptoms from arising. Alzheimer disease is the most common type of Dementia. It’s a progressive heartbreaking disease that begins with mild memory loss that affects the way a person responds to their environment and everyday activities, such as shopping at the grocery store or having a casual conversation. Many of the patients I treat for Alzheimer’s disease have experienced an overall improvement in their memory, which leads to improved cognitive behavior. The sad thing is, there aren’t many things that can be done when someone is diagnosed with having advanced stages of Alzheimer, and the amazing results that this treatment provides to all of my patients, and their families, always touch my heart because it not only provides them with so much hope but, gives them more time to spend with their families so they can continue to create wonderful memories.
So how does it work? During a session, we use an EEG machine to monitor the person’s brainwaves and we zone in on the parts of the brain that are unbalanced and causing the symptoms of the disease. Our brainwaves produce signals that can be used as feedback to help teach self-regulation to the brains function, bringing it back into balance. By training the healthier part of the brain in patients diagnosed with the disease, we are able to produce a calm state, regulate the stress level responses and create healthier brain patterns. Most commonly, symptoms of the disease can appear after the age of 60, although uncommon, a person younger than 60 can be diagnosed with having Alzheimer’s as well. Changes in the person’s brain, that later affect memory and cognitive loss, can appear years before they even notice any of the symptoms associated with the disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, for the year 2017, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and by the year 2050, this number could rise to as high as six million. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Every 66 seconds someone develops the disease and currently there is no cure.
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they have always dreamed of.