A four-month home-based tDCS study on patients with Alzheimer’s disease
In the present open-label study, our first aim was to study the tolerability and feasibility of long-term treatment with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and the second aim was to measure whether the treatment led to cognitive improvement. Participants with AD used a tDCS home-treatment kit inducing a low current (2 mA) via two scalp electrodes 30 minutes daily for 4 months. A total of 8 participants were recruited. The treatment technique was manageable for the participants and their spouses, and no troublesome side effects were reported. No significant effects of treatment were found after 4 months.