Neuroplasticity and Other Treatment Options for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurological Syndromes

  • Michael Hoffmann


It would be a remiss not to have a section enunciating potential treatments of the several hundred cognitive and behavioral syndromes mentioned in the foregoing chapters. There has been renewed focus on working with the brain’s inherent neuroplasticity, which has been relatively ignored until recently. The predominant focus over the past few decades has been on neuropharmacological or pill-centric approaches. Furthermore, we have also had a gene-centric approach that had been initially promising since the recently completed Human Genome Project. This too has given way to the epigenetic and small RNA science from direct environmental influences. Finally, due to a memory-centric culture over the past few decades, much of clinical dementia and mild cognitive impairment may have been obscured by other important symptoms and dementias other than Alzheimer’s disease.


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  • Michael Hoffmann
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  1. 1.Professor of NeurologyUniversity of Central Florida, Chief of Neurology, Orlando VA Medical CenterOrlandoUSA

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