MeRT Alzheimer’s & Dementia Treatment
Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRT) is a safe and effective treatment that combines technologies of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS, an FDA cleared therapy), quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG), and electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) to deliver treatments scientifically designed for each individual’s unique brain pattern. MeRT can be used alone, or in conjunction with other treatment modalities including therapy and medication.
Neuro Wellness Spa is a leader in personalized brain health and neuromodulation. Using state of the art MeRT technology, our clinicians deliver personalized treatments for a wide variety of brain related disorders and to optimize cognitive performance. MeRT therapy is available at our Manhattan Beach clinic. To learn more about MeRT therapy for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, contact us today at 1-877-847-3984 or use our contact form.
What is MeRT Therapy?
MeRT is non-invasive and well-tolerated.
Our devices are safe and cleared by the FDA.
MeRT is a drug-free approach that uses magnetic pulses to retrain the brain.
Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics
Alzheimer’s is one of the most common neurological diseases in the world. There are approximately 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease.
- In the United States alone, Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 5.5 million people.
- About 2/3 of Americans with the disease are women.
- The average life expectancy after a diagnosis is between 4 to 8 years.
- At the moment, Alzheimer’s is one of the leading causes of death in America that does not have a cure.
Researchers are investigating new treatment modalities to help those with Alzheimer’s disease. Although Alzheimer’s disease does not have a cure, MeRT may help relieve symptoms. At Neuro Wellness Spa, we are here to help. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.
Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
Dementia describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory, reasoning or other thinking skills. Many different types of dementia exist. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases and afflicting more than 46 million people worldwide. Signs of dementia vary from person to person, but may include:
- Memory loss
- Having trouble finding words
- Difficulty with visual tasks, such as getting lost while driving
- Diminished ability to multi-task or problem solve
- Not able to handle complex tasks
- Inability to organize or plan
- Coordination difficulties
- Changes in personality
- Loss of inhibitions/behaving inappropriately
- Agitation and increased irritability
- Hallucinations, both auditory and visual
How is Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Treated with MeRT?
MeRT is a well-tolerated and highly effective approach to symptom relief for those with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. MeRT combines rTMS, an FDA-cleared treatment, with qEEG and EKG recordings to individualize treatments to each unique brain pattern.
Alzheimer’s are degenerative brain disease that is caused by complex brain changes following cell damage. It leads to dementia symptoms that often worsen over time.
Through the measurement and analysis of your brainwave activity, MeRT identifies disruptions to your brain network and builds treatment parameters scientifically designed to address your needs. In most cases, MeRT can visibly reshape brainwave activity, regardless of what may have caused the disruption.
During MeRT cortical treatment, patients recline in a treatment chair and can relax, read or watch television. A TMS magnet is positioned over the patient’s head to deliver an individualized protocol of gentle pulses to specific areas of the brain. Patients report that the pulses feel like taps on the head. Each treatment session lasts about 30 minutes, after which patients can immediately return back to their daily routines including work and school.
Overall, patients tolerate MeRT treatment very well. The most commonly reported side effect is mild scalp discomfort or mild headache during stimulation, which responds well to over-the-counter analgesics.
If you are interested in MeRT therapy for a loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, call Neuro Wellness Spa on 1-877-847-3984 or visit to our Contact Us page.
For more information about the services we offer, including MeRT, contact us today.