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The Aging Brain
Decline Begins in Mid-Life

The most noticeable symptom is difficulty remembering things

Memory - What is it?
Webster's defines memory as "The mental capacity or faculty of retaining or recalling facts, events, impressions or previous experiences." Scientists still do not understand how memory works witnessed by the numerous confusing categories and terms, they usually divide it into three types -immediate, recent and remote- based on time. Children and young adults are often proud of their memories while as adults we generally complain about ours. Achievement in school and the work place is largely dependent on the ability to memorize facts and social success is tied to the ability to remember names and faces. When we reach our forties things change. Did you ever find yourself looking in the closet but not knowing what you are looking for only to remember what it was when you got back to the kitchen? This is a normal consequence of aging and usually only effects short-term memory

We all can forget some things on occasion. If a person is very busy or has a lot of problems their circuit board is just out of whack for awhile until things are resolved. Also being over-tired or stressed out over relationship problems. Sleep deprivation is another reason (not in a full REM sleep) so the person is walking around like a zombie for days to weeks. In older people (although young people have also been included in this recently) it can be problems with thyroid, adrenal gland or heart defects and in the elders mini strokes.

Cognitive Decline Begins in Mid-Life

Whereas global life expectancy is on the rise, the maintenance of cognitive health becomes a public health priority, since poor cognitive status is considered a major disabling condition in old age. Previous studies have established an inverse association between age and cognitive performance, with most studies suggesting little cognitive decline occurs before the age of 60. Archana Singh-Manoux, from Inserm (France), and colleagues completed a large-scale prospective study conducted over a 10-year period, utilizing data from the Whitehall II cohort study involving 10,308 men and women, ages 45 to 70 years the start of the study. Over the 10-year study time frame, each subject was evaluated for memory, vocabulary, reasoning and verbal fluency on three separate occasions. The results showed that cognitive performance (apart from the vocabulary tests) declines with age and more rapidly so as the individual's age increases. The decline is significant in each age group. For example, during the period studied, reasoning scores decreased by 3.6 % for men aged between 45 and 49, and 9.6 % for those aged between 65 and 70. The corresponding figures for women stood at 3.6% and 7.4% respectively. The study authors conclude that: "Cognitive decline is already evident in middle age (age 45-49).”

Archana Singh-Manoux, Mika Kivimaki, M Maria Glymour, Alexis Elbaz, Claudine Berr, Klaus P Ebmeier, et al. “Timing of onset of cognitive decline: results from Whitehall II prospective cohort study.” BMJ 2012;344:d7622, 5 January 2012. Source

Definition: Cognitive Impairment Affects the ability to think, concentrate, formulate ideas, reason and remember. It is distinct from a learning disability insofar as it may have been aquired later in life as a result of an accident or illness.

Hello Barry,
It has been a little while since we spoke.
As you know after the brain trauma I suffered, I had a lot of trouble with even simple sentences. After we spoke and after discussion with my wife we went ahead and got the BTPlus.
We have seen big changes and so will continue t o use it every day. I talk to other people who have the same type of injuries bout the improvements I am getting. I encourage them all to work with one of these units.
Yours sincerely
Tom P London

Alpher, Elliott J., et. al. Traumatic brain injury and full body reflex sympathetic dystrophy patient treated with cranial electrotherapy stimulation. American Journal of Pain Management, 8(4):124-128, 1998. Presented at the Ninth Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management, Atlanta, Georgia, September, 1998.

Brain decline starts in 40s
Our brains start to deteriorate from as young as 45 - 15 years earlier than previously thought - according to a study.

Cognitive decline is a deterioration in cognitive function. There is a normal process of age related cognitive decline across the life-span characterised by increasing difficulties with memory (new learning) speed of infomation processing, language and other cognitive functions. This normal process of age related decline is often termed primary ageing

In the spring of 1977. Tools had been discovered that were enabling scientists to penetrate the very interior of single nerve cells in the brain. Important discoveries were being made almost daily about the inner workings of the brain. We now know that vital chemicals carry messages between brain cells. In essence, they allow brain cells to "talk to" one another.

Efforts to prevent dementia may need to start in adults as young as 45 years."

When people over 65 show losses in their short-term memory and comprehension, it’s no surprise. But a new study claims that a general cognitive decline starts to set in as early as age 45. The research is in the British Medical Journal.

Scientists tracked more than 5,000 men and 2,000 women, between ages 45 and 70, for 10 years starting in 1997.

The study subjects were tested three times over the 10 years, for memory, vocabulary and comprehension skills. For instance, as a test of comprehension they were asked to recall as many words and animal names beginning with the letter “S” as possible.

The participants’ scores went down in all categories except vocabulary. Both men and women who were between 45 and 49 at the start of the study experienced a 3.6 percent decline in mental ability over the decade.
Christie Nicholson source

Do you forget things ?

“Remember I asked you to remind me to call someone?” “Yes.” “Who was it?” “I forget

And: “What did I go to the kitchen for?” “How do I know?” “You asked me to get it.” “Get what?”

And: “I saw Whatsisname today.” “Who?” “You know. Whatsisname.” “Oh. Where?”

If this sounds familiar, and if you ever complain about your memory, join the crowd. There are millions of us out here, complaining more about remembering less. Memory specialists, say that forgetfulness is the top health concern of baby boomers.

Cognitive Decline Symptoms

With age, other conditions such as stroke, dementia, delirium, brain tumors, chronic alcohol use or abuse, substance abuse, some vitamin deficiencies, and some chronic diseases may cause cognitive impairment. Head injury and infection of the brain or of the covering of the brain and spinal cord (meninges) can cause cognitive impairment at any age.

Your brain changes as you grow older just like the rest of your body. Many people notice gradually increasing forgetfulness as they age. It may take longer to think of a word or to recall a person's name.

But consistent or increasing concern about your mental performance may suggest Mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Cognitive issues may go beyond what's expected and indicate possible MCI if you experience any or all of the following:

You forget things more often.
You forget important events such as appointments or social engagements.
You lose your train of thought or the thread of conversations, books or movies.
You feel increasingly overwhelmed by making decisions, planning steps to accomplish a task or interpreting instructions.
You start to have trouble finding your way around familiar environments.
You become more impulsive or show increasingly poor judgment.
Your family and friends notice any of these changes.
If you have Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), you may also experience:

Depression

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CES was found to be two times more effective in treating depression than the most effective antidepressant drugs on the market. In fact, CES treatment is 3 times as effective as fluoxetine (Prozac) in the curing of depression, compared to placebo (fake treatment).
- Gilula MF, Kirsch DF, Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Review: A Safer Alternative to Psychopharmaceuticals in the Treatment of Depression, J Neurotherapy, 2005: 9(2), pp 7-26

Irritability and aggression
Anxiety

82% of participants in one study suffering from an anxiety disorder reported a significant improvement in their symptoms after treatment with CES.
- Kirsch D, Gilula MF, Electromedicine: CES in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Practical Pain Management, March 2007, pp 40-47.

 

Apathy
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One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own.

Could It Be Alzheimer's?

"If we have forgotten an appointment, we begin thinking, 'Uh oh, is this the first sign of Alzheimer's disease?' and we become much more conscious, and it gets kind of a disproportionate amount of attention when it really may be something quite benign," Stuart Zola, PhD

It's normal for our loved ones to become a bit forgetful as they age. So how can we separate a harmless "senior moment" from a more serious problem like Alzheimer's disease? One in eight people 65 and older have this devastating form of dementia. In its first stages, Alzheimer's may not be obvious to friends and family. But there are some early warning signs to watch for.

Slideshow: Alzheimer's Disease - A Caregiver's Guide - Disorders of the Brain

 

Hi John here,
My wife and I want to pass on our thanks. We have been using the BTPRO for sometime now.
Although we always try to lead an active life both mentally and physically and were notiCing that it was getting to be more of a struggle to focus on the paperwork that we still need to do from time to time.
We found that with daily of BTPRO use this is becoming less of an issue for us. Thank you for talking to us and helping us to use it to the best advantage.

Catch up with you again
John and Betty F OR

FAQ Everything you wanted to know about CES...

Can my cognitive symptoms be helped?

Every computer's hard drive is organized. The aim of loading information onto the hard drive is not to leave it there, untouched and inaccessible, but to use it. Much thought was put into how the information will be filed away so that when it is needed it can be accessed quickly and easily. Your computer has a filing system to access all information placed in any possible location.

What was the question again?

The majority of psychological studies involving tDCS focus on the expansion of knowledge about a certain region of the brain or a certain psychological phenomenon. For example, much work is done on the ability and specifics of working memory.[12] Many of these studies stimulate a particular region of the brain and then observe the effects of the stimulation in some type of cognitive task.

Recently, there have been studies that show that transcranial direct current stimulation aids in the working memory of cognitive tasks[13] . More so, the United States Air Force has shown interest in this area of research as Andy McKinley[14] has showed that tDCS can aid in training and teaching cutting down time needed to train pilots. As accuracy was sustained in trials lasting up to 40 minutes compared to the norm of 20 minutes

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21st Century Medicine & Learning
This response submitted by Ronald B. Keys, JD, PhD .

Slow learners and, or, those with impaired nervous system development may have their brains and nervous system jumpstarted. Little did we know back in the 1950s when the movie, Forbidden Planet, with Leslie Nielson, Ann Francis and Walter Pidgeon, that the Krell technology to stimulate brain growth, with a form of cranial electrical stimulation, might be in use in the 21st century.
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Beth was given anesthesia when she gave birth to her first baby and later found that she had lost part of her memory. She was forced to give up her job in an aerospace plant. Years later a friend gave her a small cranial electrostimulation (CES) device and she began using it. 'Almost overnight,' she said, 'all my memories started coming back, including everyone’s telephone extensions at the plant. It was uncanny—all these old extension numbers of people I hadn’t thought of in years.' This story, told to me by researcher Bob Beck, Ph.D., provides graphic evidence of a key fact: We have electric–powered brains. Each of the billions of neurons in our brains is a tiny electrical generator, as complex as a small computer, firing an electrical signal that triggers the release of various neurochemicals and links it with thousands of other neurons.

Cranial electrical stimulation (CES) may improve memory, attention and focus; important studies are emerging on the uses of mild electrical current to enhance cognition and aspects of intelligence.

Do you have to write everything down or i forget it...

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While inducing replenishment of general deficiency states through direct oral supplementation, particularly necessary substrates may be electroporated into brain and nervous tissue via electroporation through cranial electrical nerve stimulation, via an electrical current. This is the equivalent, by analogy, to putting the plug of a toaster into an electric socket in order to toast the bread.

Now fortunately they had spent a great deal of money in absolutely and totally documenting the effects of this little device. They found that it reversed Korscoff psychosis (short term memory loss) in three to five days with chronic alcoholics. This work was done at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, the Louisiana Medical College and at the University of Texas. Now any of you who’ve dealt with alcoholism know that it normally takes eight years for the short-term memory to be restored—eight years of total abstinence. The short-term memory profile of an alcoholic absolutely pinpoints the amount of degeneration. One of the tests is the maze test, where you have to go through a maze without lifting the pencil from the paper. The other is the beta section of the test where you have to look at words on one page, then the page is taken away and you have to remember it on subsequent pages. An alcoholic will usually show a profile of almost total inability to pass these two facets.

In all of their subjects, I don’t like to say all, it’s rather spooky, 99% of them—they were able … where they had a baseline of tests … for example, where the person had been to college, had taken this same or a similar test and had become an alcoholic for 15 years … where they had access to the original records, the short-term memory was totally restored in five days of using this little box 40 minutes a day. Now this is wild and wonderful. All of this emerged during some of the research. I spent quite a bit of time in the bio-Ed library of UCLA, some time at the Marris library, USC County.

For those of you that still think this is voodoo medicine, do a google search for electroporation, electropharmacology and cell biomembrane transport. Also do a PUB MED search for Saul Liss, PhD, to pull up actual abstracts.

Temporal cortex direct current stimulation enhances performance on a visual recognition memory task in Alzheimer disease

Transcranial direct current stimulation improves recognition memory in Alzheimer disease

The brain is a highly pliant, flexible organ that has greater capacity than we ever imagined.....

CES is a simple treatment employing an electronic stimulation through clip-on electrodes that attach to the earlobes. Current flow is user controlled so that the most a user need experience during the process is a tingling sensation. Its most immediate impact is reduction of anxiety. For most people, anxiety reduction is experienced in the course of treatment, After a CES session you are left feeling both alert and relaxed . Psychologists call this an "alpha state". The effect differs from pharmaceutical treatments in that people report feeling that their bodies are lighter and more relaxed and their mind more alert and clear. The results are cumulative and often lasting.

Studies at both Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana showed it could boost IQ from twenty to thirty points. Brain Tuners stimulation appears to enhance neural efficiency," researchers stated.
'Users report the BTuners reduces stress, improves short and long term memory, helps learning, increases energy, improves concentration and reduces pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep requirements." Research Papers

 

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"Many studies have shown that low-level electrical stimulation actually promotes cell growth and regeneration.
A recent NIH study showed that low-level electrical stimulation of neurons increased the production of the all important myelin cells in the brain. This could be an important discovery since myelin is shown to be decreased in patients with certain disorders and diseases, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and multiple sclerosis.
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"Homeostasis can be defined as the tendency for intrinsic balance within a system. Application of a range of CES appears to enhance the Balance of the biological central nervous system. A change in one system within the individual will have correlative effects upon other systems. Improvements in mood, cognitive function, self image, shift of Focus , control to oneself, and sense of well being can be measured. When CES works, it enhances one's ability to handle or deal with situations that were previously beyond the range of one's control."

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Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for the sudden onset of cognitive impairment, especially if it is accompanied by high fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit), neck stiffness or rigidity, rash, head injury, changes in level of consciousness or alertness, flushing or dry skin, severe nausea and vomiting, fruity breath, or other symptoms that cause you concern. Seek prompt medical care for new onset of cognitive impairment or if existing impairment worsens

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Basset, Pawluch, NY Acad of Science (1974); Gross, Lawrence, FEd Proc (1961); Kolin, Brill, Broberg, Biol & Med (1959); Degen, Vracdelo (1971); Freeman, Magnetism in Medicine - Journal of Appl Physics (1960).