Using Light to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Treatments with light provide additional benefits: less medication is needed than other drug treatments, and there are fewer side effects.

Infrared Helmet to Stave Off Alzheimer’s

Low level infra-red red is thought to stimulate the growth of cells of all types of tissue and encourage their repair. It is able to penetrate the skin and even get through the skull.

Alzheimer’s sufferers search for a ray of hope

It has been known for some time that controlled exposure to red and near-infra-red light can improve wound healing and reduce inflammation through a process known as photobiomodulation — the term for light’s ability to affect key biological processes at a cellular or genetic level.

Turning on Lights to Stop Neurodegeneration

Although in its infancy, with the bulk of results still at the pre-clinical “proof of concept” stage, NIr therapy has the potential to develop into a safe and effective neuroprotective treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease …