Alzheimer’s Disease TMS Treatment in Southern California

 

At Neuro Wellness Spa, we specialize in a type of treatment called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Since 2009, our center has used this procedure to treat many mental illnesses – including Alzheimer’s. 

 

TMS is non-invasive and non-systemic, making it far preferable to other forms of treatment. It is gentle enough that patients typically can resume their daily lives following each session. 

 

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects both patients and those around them. With TMS treatments, patients may be able to find some reprieve. This procedure shows promise for treating the most severe symptoms of Alzheimer’s. At Neuro Wellness Spa, our experts can provide these outpatient treatments for your loved one. Contact us today to learn more information and to set up an appointment. 

WHAT IS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) THERAPY?

TMS safely treats symptoms of anxiety and depression. It relies on the use of magnetic energy. This stimulates parts of the brain affected by mental health disorders. 

 

It began as a treatment option for non-responsive depression. Since, it has grown to include other disorders as well. However, it remains a depression alternative treatment option for many people. The Neuro Wellness Spa is one of the top providers of TMS therapy.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Machine at the NeuroWellness Spa.

TMS is both non-invasive and non-systemic. It has fewer side effects than other treatments. In some cases, no side effects at all. Other treatments rely on deep brain stimulation or vagus nerve stimulation. Unlike those treatments, TMS does not require electrode implantation or surgery. It will not cause seizures or require the use of anesthesia sedation. In fact, TMS will not affect cognitive function. Patients can go about daily activities following treatment. 

 

At our office, we show you exactly how the process works before your first session. When you make an appointment, you’ll see in person how TMS looks, and feels. 

What Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy? 

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TMS safely treats symptoms of bipolar and depression. It relies on the use of magnetic energy. This stimulates parts of the brain affected by mental health disorders. 

 

It began as a treatment option for non-responsive depression. Since, it has grown to include other disorders as well. However, it remains a depression alternative treatment option for many people. The Neuro Wellness Spa is one of the top providers of TMS therapy. 

TMS is both non-invasive and non-systemic. It has fewer side effects than other treatments. In some cases, no side effects at all. Other treatments rely on deep brain stimulation or vagus nerve stimulation. Unlike those treatments, TMS does not require electrode implantation or surgery. It will not cause seizures or require the use of anesthesia sedation. In fact, TMS will not affect cognitive function. Patients can go about daily activities following treatment. 

 

At our office, we show you exactly how the process works before your first session. When you make an appointment, you’ll see in person how TMS looks, and feels. 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Machine at the NeuroWellness Spa.

How Is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated with TMS?

The effects of TMS on Alzheimer’s patients are still under study. Most preliminary research shows that repetitive TMS treatments, or rTMS, have induced positive improvements. 

 

Often TMS works in combination with other treatments or therapies, like cognitive training. Together, these can combat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. The procedure has been shown to significantly improve comprehension, action naming, and object naming abilities. 

 

At NWS, we understand how scary Alzheimer’s can be. With TMS, we hope to help improve quality of life for patients suffering from the disease. Contact us today to learn how this treatment can help your loved one.

Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common neurological diseases in the world. According to most studies, there is approximately 44 million people worldwide living with this condition. Only one in four with the disease are actually diagnosed. Some other common and sobering Alzheimer’s statistics are as follows:

  • In the United States alone, it affects an estimated 5.5 million people.
  • About 2/3 of Americans with the disease are women.
  • Alzheimer’s is most common in Western Europe, with North America close behind.
  • The average life expectancy after a diagnosis is around 4 to 8 years.
  • At the moment, Alzheimer’s is incurable. It is one of the leading causes of death in America that does not have a cure.

 

However, researchers are working every day to try and find a solution to this epidemic. TMS is one of the many treatments under study. Although it cannot cure Alzheimer’s, it can relieve some of the pain and stress for both the patient and caregiver. At Neuro Wellness Spa, we can help. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.

Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Early Alzheimer’s symptoms are sometimes unnoticeable. This is because they can seem quite common or benign. Some of the most common and indicative symptoms for early or mild cases include:

  • Memory loss, especially that which can disturb routine
  • Taking longer to complete regular tasks
  • Repeating questions or stories
  • Wandering or getting lost, even in familiar spots
  • Increased anxiety and/or aggression
  • Poor judgment and bad decisions
  • Loss of initiative and spontaneity

 

TMS treatment works best during the Mild Alzheimer’s period, when the disease is caught early.  

 

Moderate Alzheimer’s begins when the above symptoms worsen. This is the stage where many loved ones turn to outside care for help. In addition to the “normal” symptoms, signs of a worsening condition can include:

  • Inability to retain new information
  • More confusion and memory loss
  • Shortened attention span
  • Problems recognizing familiar faces, including loved ones
  • Hallucinations and paranoia
  • Inappropriate outbursts
  • Increased anxiety and restlessness, especially later in the day

 

These symptoms can still be treated on an outpatient basis. However, when Alzheimer’s becomes too severe, then it may be time to turn to dedicated medical attention. Signs that more rigorous help is necessary include:

  • Loss of bodily function controls
  • Weight loss
  • Seizures
  • Other worsening physical signs  

 

TMS can help Alzheimer’s patients manage some of the most common effects of the disease, particularly when combined with other treatments we offer here at NWS. Contact us today to learn more.

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FAQ – TMS & Alzheimer’s Disease

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Is TMS Effective for Alzheimer’s Disease?


The long-term effects of TMS still require further research. However, short-term studies have shown promise for treating TMS and cognitive training. It can lead to improvements in spoken comprehension. Overall, understanding significantly improved in patients who received TMS compared to those who received a placebo.

It has also been shown to improve sleep. Essentially, it can help improve or relieve some of the common symptoms of Alzheimer’s and improve quality of life.

 

How Long Does it Take for TMS to Start Working?


Ultimately, the effectiveness of TMS treatments varies from person to person. No two people respond to treatments the exact same way. Some patients have reported feeling relief after the first treatment session. Other patients may take 3 to 4 weeks.

Despite this, nearly all patients report that at the end of the treatment cycle, they notice overall improvement and worry less about relapses.

 

Can TMS Exacerbate Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms?


TMS, like any treatment, can have some side effects. However, most patients report only a mild headache. This may be from the noise or the tapping of the machine. This headache wears off quickly.

As of the present date, there haven’t been any indicators that TMS can worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms.

 

What Degree of Alzheimer’s Disease Can TMS treat?


TMS works best on mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer’s. This is because it targets cognitive and mood-based symptoms early in the disease. TMS better serves patients with less severe cases.

 

Why Use TMS to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

TMS targets cognitive dysfunction, and lack of sleep. TMS is non-invasive and requires no surgery. Thus, it is an easy solution for many patients and caregivers to improve their quality of life.

Are Other Therapies Recommended Alongside TMS Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease?


Absolutely. Most disorders and diseases do improve when treated from multiple angles. TMS is often recommended alongside cognitive training. Together, they can improve brain function. It may even slow the deterioration that accompanies serious Alzheimer’s.

You can also combine treatment with medicines as recommended by a medical professional. TMS and other cognitive therapies work best together. Consult with a doctor before seeking treatment.

Neuro Wellness Spa offers many different types of therapies; however, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (TMS) has been the cornerstone treatment used for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other treatable mental disorders at our office since 2009.

Is TMS Effective for Alzheimer’s Disease?


The long-term effects of TMS still require further research. However, short-term studies have shown promise for treating TMS and cognitive training. It can lead to improvements in spoken comprehension. Overall, understanding significantly improved in patients who received TMS compared to those who received a placebo.

It has also been shown to improve sleep. Essentially, it can help improve or relieve some of the common symptoms of Alzheimer’s and improve quality of life.

 

How Long Does it Take for TMS to Start Working?


Ultimately, the effectiveness of TMS treatments varies from person to person. No two people respond to treatments the exact same way. Some patients have reported feeling relief after the first treatment session. Other patients may take 3 to 4 weeks.

Despite this, nearly all patients report that at the end of the treatment cycle, they notice overall improvement and worry less about relapses.

 

Can TMS Exacerbate Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms?


TMS, like any treatment, can have some side effects. However, most patients report only a mild headache. This may be from the noise or the tapping of the machine. This headache wears off quickly.

As of the present date, there haven’t been any indicators that TMS can worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms.

 

What Degree of Alzheimer’s Disease Can TMS treat?


TMS works best on mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer’s. This is because it targets cognitive and mood-based symptoms early in the disease. TMS better serves patients with less severe cases.

 

Why Use TMS to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

TMS targets cognitive dysfunction, and lack of sleep. TMS is non-invasive and requires no surgery. Thus, it is an easy solution for many patients and caregivers to improve their quality of life.

Are Other Therapies Recommended Alongside TMS Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease?


Absolutely. Most disorders and diseases do improve when treated from multiple angles. TMS is often recommended alongside cognitive training. Together, they can improve brain function. It may even slow the deterioration that accompanies serious Alzheimer’s.

You can also combine treatment with medicines as recommended by a medical professional. TMS and other cognitive therapies work best together. Consult with a doctor before seeking treatment.

Contact Us

At Neuro Wellness Spa, we understand how difficult Alzheimer’s can be for both the afflicted and their loved ones. We offer TMS treatments to ease some of that pain and discomfort as best we can. Our hope is that everyone affected can find some relief from TMS.

 

For more information about TMS and about Neuro Wellness Spa, give us a call. You can also visit us at one of our centers.

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HOW DOES TMS THERAPY FEEL?

At Neuro Wellness Spa, we use a TMS device produced by MagVenture, which is a medical device company specializing in non-invasive magnetic stimulation systems. Once the coil is placed on your head, the TMS technician will then begin your treatment protocol. Treatments for depression are typically placed on the left side of your head, while treatments for anxiety are placed on the right. When the treatment starts, you will hear a series of clicks with each pulse while you feel a tapping sensation under the coil. The tapping sensation should not be painful, and your TMS technician will make sure that you remain as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Once your session is finished, you may experience a slight headache or some residual feeling from the tapping during your first few sessions, but any side effects from TMS are highly unlikely. After TMS treatment, you are free to continue with your day as usual.

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