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Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease by Drug Infusion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035409D
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-20

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Inventors:
Kristen N. Jaax Todd K. Whitehurst [+details]
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Abstract

Introducing one or more stimulating drugs to the brain and/or central nervous system is used to treat Alzheimer's disease. At least one implantable system control unit (SCU) produces drug infusion pulses delivered via a catheter implanted in the brain and/or central nervous system. The stimulation is delivered to targeted brain and/or central nervous system structures to adjust the activity of those structures. In some embodiments, one or more sensed conditions are used to adjust stimulation parameters.