Can Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation Decrease Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease?: A Clinical Case Study
Background/Objectives: To present Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation (RSS) as a potential new treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Design: Longitudinal case study over a three year period.
Setting: RSS was provided both in a long-term care/research facility and in-home.
Participant: One 92 year old female with AD.
Intervention: Treatments consisted of RSS resulting in gamma frequency entrainment, provided by two different treatment devices over three years.
Measurements: Quantitative and qualitative measures were used including: MMSE, SLUMS, interviews, observation notes and a participant question sheet.
Results: MMSE scores since diagnosis three years earlier, as well as cognition, clarity, and awareness were reported by the case’s husband to have remained unchanged.
Conclusion: Although further research is warranted, this case suggests that RSS has potential to help maintain cognition in AD.
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