A written report on the scholarly study, believed to end up being the first to display that the patient-caregiver relationship may directly impact progression of Alzheimer’s disease, is released in the September 2009 The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences and currently available online. We’ve proven that the advantages of having a close caregiver, especially a spouse, may mean the difference between someone with AD residing at home or going to a nursing service, says Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S., the Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor in Alzheimer’s Disease Research and director of the Johns Hopkins Storage and Alzheimer’s Treatment Middle. Lyketsos cautions that it remains unclear how or why this benefit was obvious in the scholarly research, since the results could be due to milder types of Alzheimer’s disease among those that reported close associations.Crone and his co-authors caused seven sufferers with epilepsy getting treatment for seizures at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The experiment was conducted while individuals were undergoing brain mapping to pinpoint the exact spot where each affected individual's seizures were originating. In this process, doctors positioned electrodes at many locations on the surface of the cortex, including Broca's area, and recorded the electrical activity taking place in each location.