Electrical impulses may help with Alzheimer's

February 9, 2012 2:50:03 PM PST
A new study finds that sending electrical impulses deep into a memory-center in the brain helped improve the memory of a very small group of epilepsy patients.

Deep brain stimulations is currently used to treat Parkinson's disease.

The findings suggest this technique might work with a wider range of memory impaired patients and could point to a new way to treat Alzheimer's in the future.

The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.