Brain Brightening: Neurotherapy for Enhancing Cognition in the Elderly

  • James Lawrence Thomas


With increasing longevity, the absolute number and relative proportion of persons with dementia will become a significant problem in society. Neurotherapy offers a non-pharmacological treatment to enhance the functioning of frontal lobe functioning which usually is reduced as one grows older. This chapter presents ­preliminary evidence for the use of currently available biofeedback technology that has exciting promise to improve cognition in individuals with mild decline.


Cerebral Blood Flow Heart Rate Variability Cognitive Enhancement Attention Deficit Disorder Brain Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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