MIT Technology Review recently provided this update on research surrounding the brain pacemaker.

In November, Johns Hopkins implanted the device into the brain of the sixth patient to become part of an Alzheimer’s trial.

Similar treatments are already being used for Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. While the brain pacemaker is not expected to reverse Alzheimer’s, the hope is that it could provide symptom relief over time.

Obviously, there is much work to be done, but this is something to keep an eye on in the coming years. A spark of hope…