TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is a safe, non-invasive, non-medication treatment that has proven to be effective for people with mild cognitive impairment or memory disorders.
Our Memory Disorder program may help focuses on helping patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia that may involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgement.
The patient sits in a comfortable chair while the TMS coil is properly set in place on their head. Then, magnetic pulses are sent to an area of the brain while you do congitive exercises.
Yes. TMS therapy was cleared by the FDA in 2008 for depression and there is ongoing research that suggests its promise for dementia and to slow the progression of memory loss.
A few patients have slight headaches during the first few treatments, but these generally go away within the first two weeks of treatment. You’ll be able to drive and go back to your regular activities after treatment. In fact, some people experience more energy after each session.
Each treatment lasts about 20-30 minutes. The full course of treatment will generally be five days a week for 7 weeks.
TMS has none of the systematic side effects associated with traditional medications used to treat mild dementia. And TMS does not elicit drug-to-drug interactions that can occur when taking multiple medications.
You’ll be able to drive and go back to your regular activities after treatment. In fact, some people experience more energy after each session.
TMS is not covered by insurance for mild dementia. We offer several out-of-pocket packages to make TMS affordable.
FOR MCI- ADAS COG improved by 3, Dementia ADAS COG improved about 4 points, Generally these scores get worse, stability is good, improvement even better.