Mind Alive Blog
Monday, July 19, 2010
To date, Mind Alive Inc., has completed two studies on seniors with cognitive decline. The first study by Budzynski & Budzynski in 2000 showed that the DAVID systems effectively reduced cognitive decline in seniors from two seniors’ homes. Within that study was a senior woman with rapidly progressing Alzheimer’s. QEEG data was collected from her before and following AVE treatment and was analyzed by Leslie Sherlin, PhD., and presented at the AAPB Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
What they found was that the progression of her dementia was halted following the first AVE session and reversed slightly throughout the entire study. Unfortunately, they didn’t continue with long term follow-up, but at least found that the improvements persisted throughout the entire 2-month study. AVE intervention could have huge implications; firstly as a prophylactic against dementia and secondly as a means to at least slow the progression, thus buying time to get one’s life in order.
The second study by Mind Alive Inc involved 80 seniors with depression plus a high risk of falling. The group was given the “Depression protocol” (#C4 on the DAVID Pal) and at 1-month, the entire group was depression free and no longer at risk of falling as assessed with the Tinelli Falling Index. Throughout the second month, as confidence in walking improved, gait also improved.
Click here to read the full article on using AVE to treat dementia.
by Sima Chowdhury - July 19, 2010