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Rehabilitation for Neurodegenerative Disorders- Novel Approaches for Both Motor and Cognitive Disturbances

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Neurodegenerative disorders are a heterogeneous group of disorders that are lead to loss of neurons and/or axons in the central nervous system. Thus, a variety of conservative and pharmacological strategies for neurodegenerative disorders management have been employed. Among these strategies the robotics, non-invasive brain stimulation, virtual reality, and gamification of rehabilitation have been investigated. However, a different line of evidence reported that these strategies are associated with small to moderate, primarily short-term effects. Therefore, this research is established to gather the most recent novel rehabilitation approaches for both motor and cognitive disturbances in people with neurodegenerative disorders.

The goal of this Research Topic is to encourage the researchers to develop novel approaches and interventions that enhance and improve motor and cognitive disturbances in people with neurodegenerative disorders. This article collection will contribute to better define the potential of these novel neurorehabilitation approaches. Manuscripts about virtual reality, robotics, brain stimulation, physical exercises, and telerehabilitation, especially during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, are welcome.

Special focus will be given (but is not restricted) to:
• Understanding the effectiveness of the recent advances and novel rehabilitation approaches in both motor and cognitive disturbances of neurodegenerative disorders.
• Explaining the beneficial effects of the novel neurorehabilitation on brain function and highlight some potential mechanisms such as neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.
• Investigating the ideal frequency, intensity, duration, and mode of these novel rehabilitation approaches.
• Explaining the barriers and facilitators for rehabilitation adherence in neurodegenerative patients.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Neurodegenerative disorders are a heterogeneous group of disorders that are lead to loss of neurons and/or axons in the central nervous system. Thus, a variety of conservative and pharmacological strategies for neurodegenerative disorders management have been employed. Among these strategies the robotics, non-invasive brain stimulation, virtual reality, and gamification of rehabilitation have been investigated. However, a different line of evidence reported that these strategies are associated with small to moderate, primarily short-term effects. Therefore, this research is established to gather the most recent novel rehabilitation approaches for both motor and cognitive disturbances in people with neurodegenerative disorders.

The goal of this Research Topic is to encourage the researchers to develop novel approaches and interventions that enhance and improve motor and cognitive disturbances in people with neurodegenerative disorders. This article collection will contribute to better define the potential of these novel neurorehabilitation approaches. Manuscripts about virtual reality, robotics, brain stimulation, physical exercises, and telerehabilitation, especially during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, are welcome.

Special focus will be given (but is not restricted) to:
• Understanding the effectiveness of the recent advances and novel rehabilitation approaches in both motor and cognitive disturbances of neurodegenerative disorders.
• Explaining the beneficial effects of the novel neurorehabilitation on brain function and highlight some potential mechanisms such as neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.
• Investigating the ideal frequency, intensity, duration, and mode of these novel rehabilitation approaches.
• Explaining the barriers and facilitators for rehabilitation adherence in neurodegenerative patients.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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28 May 2021 Abstract
25 September 2021 Manuscript

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Submission Deadlines

28 May 2021 Abstract
25 September 2021 Manuscript

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