Flickering Lights Might Help in Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new research finds that exposure to flickering lights with certain frequency can set the faulty signalling of the brain and energise its immune cells to fight the disease.flickering lights

For their research, the scientist set mice attacked by the disease in a box illuminated by LED lights flickering precisely at 40 Hz. The neurones of each animal’s visual cortex began humming along at the same frequency.

The scientists gave some of the mice a week of daily sessions in the flickering lights. Compared to the mice who didn’t receive the weeklong light therapy, those that did, had 67% fewer amyloid plaques (the clumps of amyloid protein that appear to gum up the function of a brain under the influence of Alzheimer’s disease).

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Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Reversed

A  new study suggests that a combination of broad-based treatments and personalized therapy can counteract memory loss resulted from the Alzheimer’s disease.memory loss

Researchers invited 10 patients with Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive impairment to test a 36-point therapeutic program including patient’s diet, sleep, exercise, intake of medicines and vitamins, and brain stimulation.

After receiving the course of this treatment, all patients demonstrated certain improvements in memory and cognition. Some of them were  even able to complete tasks that have become impossible for them due to declining in their mental abilities.

Dale Bredesen, a study researcher from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, reports: “The magnitude of the improvement is unprecedented, providing additional objective evidence that his programmatic approach to cognitive decline is highly effective.”

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