Application of Engineering into Alzheimer’s Disease Management: Diagnosis and Non-pharmaceutical Treatments

June 5, 2024 — 12:45–2:00 p.m.

Memory and cognitive declines are associated with normal brain aging but are also precursors to dementia, in particular Alzheimer’s disease. While currently there is no cure or “vaccine” against dementia, based on brain plasticity there are hopes to delay the onset or slow the progression of disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a multi-faceted condition; thus, the key to its management is in multi-disciplinary approaches. In this talk, I will review and discuss engineering-driven solutions for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and non-pharmaceutical treatments such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) with cognitive exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand dementia types and their similarities and differences
  • Discover how Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed at its onset
  • Learn about the non-pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer’s
  • Learn about the efficacy of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

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