Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/79771
Title: The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on the cognitive functions in older adults with mild cognitive impairment : a pilot study
Authors: Gonzalez, PC 
Fong, KNK 
Brown, T
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Hindawi
Source: Behavioural neurology, 2018, 5971385 How to cite?
Journal: Behavioural neurology 
Abstract: Objective. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate whether the use of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex could boost the effects of a cognitive stimulation (CS) programme using a tablet on five older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Method. A single-subject study of A-B-C-A design was used. After the baseline with the administration of CS (phase A), a sham treatment with CS was applied (B). Following the withdrawal of sham treatment, tDCS was introduced in combination with CS **(c). Finally, phase A was replicated a second time.
Results. tDCS had a significant effect on processing speed, selective attention, and planning ability tasks in terms of performance and completion time.
Conclusion. tDCS appears to have a positive impact on some cognitive components in CS in persons with MCI. Further study on its long-term effects and generalization of power to daily activities is warranted.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/79771
ISSN: 0953-4180
EISSN: 1875-8584
DOI: 10.1155/2018/5971385
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