Can Neuroplasticity Cure Dementia?
It’s no secret that dementia is one of the most feared diseases of our time. There is currently no cure for dementia, and treatments are often only effective in slowing its progression. But what if there was a way to potentially cure dementia?
The idea of neuroplasticity the brain’s ability to change and adapt has given hope to many people suffering from dementia. Neuroplasticity is the basis of many forms of rehabilitation, such as speech therapy or physiotherapy. These therapies can help people with dementia to regain some level of function.
There is also some evidence to suggest that neuroplasticity can help to reverse the effects of dementia. A small study published in 2016 found that a 12-week program of cognitive training could improve memory and thinking in people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
While this research is still in its early stages, it provides hope that neuroplasticity could one day be used to cure dementia. If you or someone you know is suffering from dementia, talk to your doctor about the possibility of neuroplasticity-based treatment.