The number of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is expected to triple worldwide in the next few decades. Now, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are evaluating a way to potentially help more of those people live independently longer.
The research focuses on a fundamental issue for alzheimer's patients - that as their memory starts to slip, they also lose their ability to do simple, everday tasks.
But what if their brains could be re-wired so that they may retain those abilities longer?
A new study at the OU College of Allied Health will test a therapy that may do just that.