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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

From 3 weeks, Turin, Italy

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative and very promising treatment for various neurological and psychiatric pathologies, the use of which has been approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by the European Community.

The functioning of TMS is based on a known phenomenon, namely the neuroplasticity of the brain: neurons modify their structure and function as a result of stimuli, traumas or pathologies. Transcranial magnetic stimulation can restore neuronal cells to the status quo, contributing to the regression of some psychiatric and neurological pathologies. The technique has low side effects compared to pharmacological therapies, such as a slight sense of dizziness or headaches, which subside over time. However, the procedure is not indicated on patients who have clips or stents for aneurysms, prostheses or metal splinters in the neck-head area, or face tattoos made with an ink containing metals. TMS is a particularly advantageous therapy because it does not require anesthesia or recovery time after the session, so the patient can immediately return to his daily life.

At the Private Clinic Santa Caterina da Siena, the effectiveness of this treatment is enhanced by a synergy with other therapies, such as e.g. neurological and psychological consultations, cognitive exercises with specialists, rehabilitation, and pharmacology, only if necessary.


The Clinic is located in the city center of Turin, Italy, with the nearest airport: International Airport of Turin (TRN).

Other nearby airports are Milan Malpensa (MXP) (101.3 km), Milan Linate (LIN) (131.9 km), Nice (NCE) (161.4 km) and Geneva (GVA) (178 km).

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Alzheimer's Disease

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Alzheimer’s disease stands out as the most prevalent type of neurodegenerative dementia and ranks as the seventh leading global cause of mortality.

Dementia is a condition characterized by the impairment of memory, as well as various cognitive and behavioral functions, which substantially disrupt the ability to carry out everyday tasks.

While advanced age is the primary recognized risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, it’s crucial to emphasize that Alzheimer’s is not an unavoidable outcome of getting older. Presently, our understanding of the factors that trigger Alzheimer’s remains limited, and there is no established cure for the disease. Nevertheless, in the past decade, significant progress has been made in scientific research, particularly in the areas of prevention and diagnosis.

Scientific investigations into non-drug-based therapeutic approaches for managing Alzheimer’s, including non-invasive neuromodulation techniques, have expanded considerably in recent years. A prominent example among these techniques is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

The general trend observed in the studies conducted over the years is that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), particularly when combined with cognitive exercises, demonstrates a clearly positive impact, and this improvement can be sustained for several months through booster sessions. This benefit is most noticeable in individuals with mild cognitive impairment.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has potential therapeutic effects in Alzheimer’s Disease. It enhances cortical excitability, involving synaptic changes similar to those in regular learning and memory, partly through factors like brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is reduced in Alzheimer’s. Animal studies support the idea that TMS can increase BDNF levels. TMS also affects the neurotransmitter GABA and various inhibitory neuronal markers, which is relevant because disruption of GABA inhibitory networks is linked to Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, TMS may influence Alzheimer’s through neurochemicals, epigenetics, and neural network dynamics, although this area of research is complex and not fully understood. TMS seems to be most effective in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, where it might help alter underlying neuronal damage. It may target disrupted neuronal excitability patterns associated with Alzheimer’s, potentially slowing down the progression of the disease, especially in patients identified through brain imaging.

What sets TMS apart is its potential to induce lasting structural changes in the brain, as opposed to merely boosting acetylcholine like current medications, which suggests that TMS-driven improvements could be more enduring.

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What we like most about this program?

Effective combination of services carried out in one place, aimed at the patient’s well-being and effective recovery, that helps uncover underlying issues that might be missed when relying solely on one service.

Different therapies offered (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, cognitive exercises, rehabilitation and physical activity, neurological consultations) involve several assessments and evaluations, leading to a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. It offers a more comprehensive and tailored approach to addressing the complex and multifaceted nature of Dementia and Alzheimer, leading to better outcomes and a higher quality of life for individuals seeking to improve their mental state.

Everyone has unique mental health needs and preferences. By combining services, you can access a range of options and customize your treatment plan to better suit your specific circumstances.

Follow-up after the end of the treatment: You can contact the specialists you met during her stay, whenever you need.

Access to Top Healthcare: The program is carried out entirely at a private clinic with all healthcare services. This allows the patient to access, in the same location, any other consultation, choosing from 40 medical specialties, diagnostic center, and laboratory, if necessary.

Friendly and suggestive location: Turin is one of those Italian cities that have initiated dementia-friendly programs aimed at making public spaces and services more accessible and accommodating for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. These initiatives can include dementia-friendly transportation, public awareness campaigns, and training for businesses and organizations. Turin also offers a rich cultural scene with museums, parks, and recreational activities. Engaging in cultural and recreational activities can have cognitive and social benefits for individuals with Alzheimer’s, helping improve their overall quality of life. Considering that probably the patient will be accompanied by a caregiver or a relative, it is a big advantage that allows to spend time together in a pleasant way. The picturesque Piedmont region of Italy is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and mountains. Spending time in nature and enjoying scenic views can have a positive impact on mental well-being for individuals with Alzheimer’s.

Family-Oriented Culture: Italian culture often places a strong emphasis on family ties and support. This can be beneficial for individuals with Alzheimer’s, as family members may play a significant role in their care and well-being.

Cooperation with other centers to improve the clinical outcome of the treatment The hospital collaborates with the Healthy Brain Institute (Milan, Italy) a team of professionals in the field of neuroscience – with highly specialized training in major research centers and universities – is led by Professor Giacomo Koch, internationally renowned neurologist and neuroscientist and director health care provider of the institute.

Inclusions of the program


You may decide to stay directly at the Clinic, in one of the Suite Rooms, with private bathroom, equipped with comfortable bed and a second bed for the accompanying guest, a TV, Wi-Fi, automated heating and air conditioning, and phone. You can use the hospital restaurant services where meals are prepared by qualified staff. The menu is created according to the indications of a nutritionist. Menus for celiacs are available and personalized based on the doctors' recommendations. It is also possible to request the restaurant service for accompanying persons.
Another option is to stay at one of the hotels in Turin, near the Clinic. Some hotels have an agreement and offer advantageous rates to patients.

Clinical Evaluation and Treatment

In the first days of treatment (or hospitalization) a throughout evaluation of the clinical picture takes place: consultation with neurologists and neuropsychologist, cognitive tests, interview with the caregiver. Once the observations collected by the various operators have been compared as a team and the objectives of the hospitalization have been defined, the individualized therapeutic-rehabilitation project includes:
○ Neurological consultations
○ Neuropsychology sessions
○ TMS treatment with cognitive exercises
○ Psycho-rehabilitation
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Exclusive benefits for our clients

○ Free consulting service for all the available services, according to your health conditions
○ Possibility of covering the expenses with the medical insurance
○ Support in organization of the trip, transport, hotel and translation service if needed.

During the health admission phase, the doctor collects the patient’s medical history data and carries out the clinical examination. The disorders, appropriate diagnostic and clinical procedures, as well as suitable treatments are discussed with the patient. The patient is always asked for final consent.


TMS Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

From € 5.180
  • 3 Neurological medical consultations
  • 15 TMS sessions with medical supervision
  • 3 Neuropsychology sessions

TMS Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

From € 13.730
  • 3 Neurological medical consultations
  • 15 TMS sessions with medical supervision
  • 3 Neuropsychology sessions
  • 3 weeks of hospitalization in a private room, with 24/7 nurse assistance and medical supervision.
  • Accommodation for the caregiver is included

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Clinica Santa Caterina da Siena

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This private clinic is located in one of the most picturesque and elegant areas of Turin and features 65 beds as well as 4 operating rooms. It has always been an important point of reference for private healthcare in different areas: orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, mental health, sleep disorders, ophthalmology and others.

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