Nowhere is the sheer joy of being a neurotherapist more pronounced than in the treatment of the elderly. In our society, we treat our elderly badly, very badly. We lead them to expect to become demented, dependent and irrelevant as they age. As we age there are some brainwave patterns that start to change. As these patterns progress we experience losses in cognitive efficiency (e.g., memory, word retrieval), UNLESS we actively use the important brain areas and STAY COMPLETELY OFF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS.
When a despondent elderly person arrives at our clinic, we usually find that they believe that they are becoming demented and they are also on ridiculous amounts of brain deadening medication. Our treatment involves normalizing any brain inefficiencies and especially doing “brain brightening” neurotherapy. The latter is a procedure that strengthens a particular brainwave band. Research from many prominent universities and clinics has shown that the brain brightening protocol delays and reverses dementias, likely delays Alzheimer’s, and enhances the immune system. The second part of our treatment involves SLOWLY removing all medications. The changes that one observes in these elderly clients is startling – their interests surge, their eyes regain life and sparkle, their humor returns and they become respectful of their own wisdom.
Dementias associated with developmental lags or brain trauma likewise respond to neurotherapy. Generally, neurotherapeutic treatment results in an average IQ gain of about 15 points so virtually all clients with these conditions experience at least that amount of improvement. Sometimes we can dramatically improve such conditions when improved intellectual functioning results in increased intellectually stimulating activities such as reading.