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Dementia Therapy

dementia OVERVIEW

Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging.  The most common types of dementia are known as neurodegenerative disorders. These are diseases in which the cells of the brain stop working..


Alzheimer's disease pathophysiology is the accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau protein neurofibrillary tangles and subsequently amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaques. PBM and neurobiofeedback (NBF)address the multiple gene expression and upregulation of multiple pathogenic pathway inflammation, reactive oxidative stress, mitochondrial disorders, insulin resistance, methylation defects, regulation of neuroprotective factors, and regional hypoperfusion of the brain. PBM-treated subjects showed that active treatment subjects tended to show greater improvement in the functioning of the executive: clock drawing, immediate recall, practical memory, and visual attention and task switching (Trails A&B). A larger study using the CerebroLite helmet in Temple Texas again of subjects in a double-blind, placebo-controlled IRB-approved FDA Clinical Trial demonstrated gain in memory and cognition by increased clock drawing.


Treatment of neurodegeneration: integrating Photobiomodulation and neurofeedback in Alzheimer's dementia and Parkinson's: a review
MH Berman, TW Nichols - Photobiomodulation, photomedicine, and …, 2019 -

Photobiomodulation for Alzheimer's disease: has the light dawned?
MR Hamblin - Photonics, 2019 -

 Photobiomodulation with near infrared light helmet in a pilot, placebo controlled clinical trial in dementia patients testing memory and cognition
MH Berman, JP Halper, TW Nichols… - Journal of neurology …, 2017 -

Significant improvement in cognition in mild to moderately severe dementia cases treated with transcranial plus intranasal photobiomodulation: case series report
AE Saltmarche, MA Naeser, KF Ho… - … and laser surgery, 2017 -



A recent demonstrated that after 12 weeks, there were improvements in ADAS-cog (group × time interaction: F1,6 = 16.35, p = 0.007) and NPI (group × time interaction: F1,6 = 7.52, p = 0.03), increased cerebral perfusion (group × time interaction: F1,6 = 8.46, p < 0.03), and increased connectivity between the posterior cingulate cortex and lateral parietal nodes within the default-mode network in the PBM group.

LL Chao - Photobiomodulation, photomedicine, and laser surgery, 2019 -


How often should you repeat this therapy? The dementia therapy program at Recharge requires a once per week visit to the club for 90 minutes per session.



What are the results of this therapy?  After approximately 6-8 weeks clients should see an improvement



 How much does this service cost?  The cost for this plan is $99 per month.  There are no contracts or long term commitments.  To get started you will need to purchase a Recharge Health Plan



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