Does Interactive Metronome Help With Symptoms Associated with Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

IM’s clinical director, Amy Vega, has this to say about the use of IM with patients suffering from memory and motor related symptoms associated with dementia and Alzheimers.

“We know from contemporary and peer-reviewed research that individuals who are aging demonstrate decline in their ability to discriminate time. Those with Alzheimer’s have marked difficulty with this. The question at hand is will an intervention that fine-tunes temporal processing improve the cognitive and motor symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and if so, how long will the results last for individuals with this terrible, neurodegenerative disease? We can make a rational argument for using IM to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s if we look critically at the science.”

“Several regions of the frontal lobes, in particular dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), inferior prefrontal cortex (IFC), anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG) and the supplementary motor area (SMA), alongside non-frontal brain regions such as the inferior parietal lobes, the cerebellum and the basal ganglia have been found to be involved in tasks of motor timing and time estimation… the same brain regions are involved in both motor timing and time estimation, suggesting that both functions are probably inseparable and mediated by common neural networks.” (Rubia & Smith, 2004)

Here are some links to additional research studies for your consideration:’s_disease

Learn 2 Focus has participated in several team approaches to treatment for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, non specific dementia, and early onset substance abuse dementia.  IM has been particularly helpful in restoring movement, range of motion and coordination, and short term memory.

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