Can sci-fi helmet really halt Alzheimer’s?
Posted by keelynet on January 25, 2009
Having older friends and a parent who suffer from this, I hope it proves to really work.
“The prototype anti-dementia helmet, which must be worn for ten minutes each day, was designed by British GP Dr Gordon Dougal. It works by directing intense bursts of infrared light into the brain to stimulate the growth of brain cells. Low-level infrared is thought to encourage cell growth in tissue and encourages it to repair. Dr Dougal believes it can reverse symptoms of dementia – such as memory loss and anxiety – after just four weeks and experts have described it as ‘potentially life-changing’. Dr Dougal, from Peterlee, County Durham, has already developed a hand-held gadget which uses the same technology to stimulate cold sores to heal themselves. A clinical trial of the helmet is expected soon.” – Source
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