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There are 12 comments on As Memories Fade, Can We Supercharge Them Back to Life?

  1. “electrostimulation can restore a 70-year-old’s working memory to that of a 20-year-old”


    I am male, 76 years old, fairly healthy (meds for high BP and moderate cholesterol.) I do have trouble recalling one or two things but I will recall them later usually in the same day. I have a BSME degree.

    I live in Carson City, NV. Is this therapy available in this area? If not, is your research still available in Boston U.? I used to live in Blandford, MA.

    I enjoyed reading about your work.

    Thanks for the article,

    David Baker

    1. Can anyone volunteer? I am 95 and have experienced significant memory loss in only the last five years. I live in Galveston, Texas but can afford traveling to your site. Frank

    2. Although the researchers tuned the electrical stimulation to each individual this is very similar to tDCS, temporal DC stimulation. If you can find the scientific article that is the source you can put electrodes on your head yourself and do tDCS. I got a tDCS machine on ebay for about $32, but there are some over $100 that might be better.

      This article in Scientific American describes tDCS research There is one study that said it doubled the ability to find things in a visual area.

  2. I suggest David Baker that you try the programme devised by Dr Dale Bredesen and shown to be successful with 100 cases: – Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program
    Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program
    See also:

  3. Well, I had stripped an extension cord and placed the two bare wires, one in each ear, and was ready to plug it into a wall socket. Then I finished the article, guess I’ll have to wait until this becomes available if I can remember it.

  4. After reading the article I now know what goes on in my brain as far music being stored in my brain has affected my memory. As a child of 5 years old,born in 1941 I used to listen to radio shows like The Bob Hope show which had live orchestra music at the program’s beginning and would be heard as Hope would introduce various guests. Skits would be performed and more music which would heard at beginnings and ends of acts. At the end of the show there would be verbal advertisements followed by music to a fade-out.
    At 9 years old I was taken to see Cinderella at the theatre and after bought a small record, it was yellow, which I played on a turntable which was hooked onto the radio chassis. The tonearm had an actual steel needle which was replaced quite often as a kid can wreck a needle quicker than anyone!
    I became a listener. Orchestra then, orchestra with singer then the progression to blues, rhythm and blues jazz, rock and roll. So every time I hear that music I feel good. I’m 77 now and I forget stuff all the time and it’s hard on relationships but if I hear any music I am happy.
    So to sum it up the article that I just read might help me if I had my brain stimulated by electric current. Thanks for reading this tome. Sincerely, Larry

  5. I am very interested in your study and discovery. I’m a 57 year old business woman with a lot of difficulty in the memory field. I started noticing a deep memory loss in my forties and as time has passed my problem has progressed very rapidly. Concerned to realizing this, I sought professional advice and was told that my lack of memory might be related to stress. The truth is that with or without stress I seem to forget things in a much deeper manner than just those of short memory loss. I forget events that I was part of during my school years and listen to my friends tell the stories as if I was never there. The same way that today I can forget part of a conversation or even having had such conversation with someone totally reliable that assures me we had the conversation; that’s when my memory loss gets scary (absolutely not an alcohol or drug user). I hope your study becomes an answer for those of us that desperately hope to find help in recovering control of our brain’s performance. Thank you for your time and efforts spent on this crucial subject.

  6. I am 70 and losing the names of friends of 30 years and don’t recognize the names of restaurants that we have eaten at dozens of times. I am afraid I am going to lose everything before long. Is there anywhere I can get a treatment like this?

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