Effect of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as an Enhancer of Cognitive Stimulation Sessions on Mild Cognitive Impairment: Preliminary Results


Psychiatry Research. 304:114151, 2021 10.

Gy RR; Jv RL; J RG; M LH; L AF; G TC; S CG; Ar CM; F OC; A OB; Na AG; M EC; H HM; J GO

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a state between normal cognition and dementia. Currently, there is little evidence of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as an enhancing tool for Cognitive Stimulation (CS) on MCI. The importance of this study consists in its assessment of the enhancing effect of rTMS on CS in 22 MCI patients randomized and divided into two group: active (AG) and sham (SG). Diagnoses and assessments were determined during 30 sessions over a 10-week period by Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Neuropsi test. Results were statistically significant in the intergroup analysis with MoCA and intragroup only for AG.