Electrical Stimulation

How Electrical Stimulation Is Used in Adelaide Aged Care Services

Electrical Stimulation Posted by Admin, Apr 30, 2019
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Electrical stimulation can help elderly Australians to boost their working memory.

According to a recent study, it is found that elderly people can enhance their working memory by using Electrical brain stimulation using a non – invasive cap. In the research article, (Nature Neuroscience), it has revealed that the memory power declination in aged people can be reversed by activating two key areas of the brain. The scientists working on this research, selected a group of young people and as well aged people, and used electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) techniques to stimulate their brain. Consequently, they were successful in modulating the brainwave interaction associated with their working memory. The study was conducted among two groups, each group had 42 members, one of them were aged between 20 – 29 years old and other were 60 – 76 years old. There is a section in our brain, holds temporary data which is utilized for performing temporary tasks such as making decisions and reasoning, is referred to working memory. After carefully analyzing both groups, it was revealed that without brain stimulation, aged participants were slower and less accurate than younger participants. Hence, Electrical stimulation cap can be proven to be very useful equipment if used at aged care facilities in Australia.