Newer Alzheimer's Treatment/Transcranial Pulsed Stimulation in Turkey

Newer Alzheimer's Treatment/Transcranial Pulsed Stimulation

Transcranial Pulsed Stimulation (TPS) is one of the newer ways in Turkey to treat Alzheimer's disease by applying ultrasound waves to areas of the cerebral cortex in order to stimulate the brain.

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's Disease (AL) is one of the most common types of dementia in the elderly, with an incidence exceeding 8% after the age of 65 years and reaching 50% after the age of 85 years. The number of people with Alzheimer's disease in Turkey is estimated at 600,000.

يعود سبب داء الزهايمر إلى تنكس الخلايا العصبية والأعصاب بشكل تدريجي مع التقدم بالعمر، ويعاني مرضى الزهايمر من أعراض فقدان في الذاكرة والعديد من المشاكل في التفكير واللغة والتوجه وبالتالي عدم القدرة على عيش حياتهم بدون مساعدة.

Alzheimer's disease or dementia in general is a polymorphic disease that results from various causes such as deposition of special proteins (tau, beta-amyloid), inflammation, lack of blood supply, and others.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease carries many psychological effects and changes the lives of both patients and their families as an incurable disease.

Alzheimer's disease treatment in Turkey

Despite the efforts made in the medical field to treat Alzheimer's, it is still incurable.
Nevertheless, there has been remarkable progress in addressing this situation. Medications such as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors can slow the progression of symptoms and maintain stable mental functioning.

In addition, many accompanying therapies are currently being used with the aim of developing the mental abilities of Alzheimer's patients and maintaining these abilities for as long as possible, thus improving the quality of life for these patients and reducing the burden on their relatives.

It has evolved Treatment in Turkey Recently, its hospitals have been equipped with the latest technologies and advanced devices, in addition to specialized doctors who are able to take advantage of this rapid development in the medical field.

Among this development, scientists have come up with a new tool that is considered a precedent in the field of Alzheimer's treatment andParkinson's disease It is “Transcranial Pulsed Stimulation (TPS) using the NEUROLITH device” which is only available in Turkey and some other countries and not others.

The shape of the NEUROLITH transcranial pulse stimulation device for Alzheimer's disease treatment in Turkey
A picture of the NEUROLITH device used for deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in Turkey

According toStudy New published in the journal ADVANCED SCIENCE, the results of research on the TPS technology are encouraging for the application of deep brain stimulation in clinical treatment.

will Bimaristan Medical Center In Turkey, it takes care of all the services the patient needs in order to receive the optimal treatment for Alzheimer’s disease using the latest medical technologies and the best specialized doctors.

Treatment of Alzheimer's with TPS in Turkey

A device that sends ultrasound waves to specific areas of the brain
Picture of a patient using transcranial pulse stimulation to treat his Alzheimer's disease

Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) using ultrasound is a treatment option approved since 2018 for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

This technology aims to enhance the cognitive abilities of people suffering from Alzheimer's dementia and preserve these abilities for as long as possible by stimulating different areas of the brain.

According toStudy Published by the medical journal PubMed, this tool has helped significantly reduce cortical atrophy in the brain in Alzheimer's patients, and thus improve the nervous function of these patients.

TPS is a safe tool that is free from any future complications, painless, very well tolerated and performed on an outpatient basis without the need for a hospital stay.

Transcranial pulse stimulation has been used for medical purposes successfully since the 1990s under the term “extracorporeal shock wave therapy” to treat a variety of conditions such as nonunion, tendon and muscle pain, heart failure and erectile dysfunction.

It should be noted that many neurological patients like patients Parkinson's والتصلب المتعدد والسكتة الدماغية والألم العصبي – الذين ما زال بالإمكان استعادة وظائف الدماغ لديهم عبر تفعيل العصبونات الوظيفية – يمكن علاجهم بتقنية TPS باعتبارها التقنية الوحيدة التي يمكنها تفعيل المناطق العميقة من المخ بطريقة موجهة وغير غازية.

علاج مرض الزهايمر بواسطة التحفيز النبضي عبر الجمجمة في تركيا

How does TPS work?

KEY INSTRUMENTS IN THE NEUROLITH SYSTEM FOR TRANSPARENCY PUSH STIMULATION
Image showing the principle of transcranial pulse stimulation for Alzheimer's treatment in Turkey

يتم إجراء التحفيز النبضي عبر الجمجمة في تركيا بواسطة جهاز خاص يدعى NEUROLITH يقوم بتوليد موجات فوْق صوتية ترسل إلى المناطق المتضررة من الدماغ عبر الجمجمة، يمكن لهذه الأمواج أن تصل إلى عمق 8 سنتيمترات من الدماغ وتحفز المناطق المتضررة في دماغ مريض الزهايمر بدقة من أجل علاجها.

The principle of action is the mechanical stimulation of the biological processes called “mechanical transduction” (the transduction is the transmission of the signal), which leads to an increase in the permeability of the nerve cell membranes and the stimulation of ion channels and the release of nitrite oxide NO, which causes vasodilatation and an increase in metabolic activity and has an anti-inflammatory effect and ultimately leads to Release of angiogenic growth factors and stem cell migration and differentiation.

According toStudy New, DBS had a significant role in improving the CERAD score for cognitive function assessment in Alzheimer's patients by 12.8% during the first three months after treatment.

The average duration of TCS treatment in Turkey is about 30 minutes per session, the full treatment usually requires 6 sessions spread over two weeks, and it is a non-invasive device that does not require surgical incisions so that the pulses penetrate the skin and skull without causing damage to them.

What happens during a brain stimulation session?

The Pulse Brain Stimulation session in Turkey is performed safely by doctors trained in the use of the NEUROLITH device. During the session, the patient sits in a comfortable chair so that he can move freely throughout the treatment period.

He enters the patient's information into the device and then the gel is applied to the patient's head or hair (it is not necessary to shave the patient's head before the session) to ensure optimal transmission of the pulses (the gel used here is the same as the one used in the normal echocardiography).

After that, the patient wears special glasses to determine the location of the head on the device, and the doctor moves the handle of the device on certain places of the patient's head so that the doctor and patient can see the areas of the brain that the waves have reached on the screen, and this continues for 30 minutes.

Watch for more details about Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer's Disease the video.

If one of your relatives suffers from Alzheimer's disease, hurry upus To know more details about the price of TPS Alzheimer's treatment in Turkey and book your place in Bimaristan Medical Center.


Sources:

  1. STORZ MEDICAL
  2. NeuroUp Clinic

Common Questions

Treatment of Alzheimer's with TPS has shown impressive results in improving speech abilities, memory, sense of direction, and significantly improving the CERAD score in Alzheimer's patients.

TPS is used to treat a variety of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, neuralgia, bone dysplasia, muscle and tendon pain, erectile dysfunction, and wound healing.

TPS works by generating ultrasound waves that mechanically stimulate a vital process called mechanical transduction that leads to increased cell metabolism and release of NO and many growth factors. There is also an anti-inflammatory effect as well as activation of stem cells and the congenital immune system.

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