A study shows for the first time that it is possible to treat Alzheimer if the disease is in its early stages of development. Ten patients who underwent an experimental treatment registered impressive results. The memory restoration technique used by doctors involved a personalized and programmatic therapy.
Following several neuropsychological tests and MRIs, the researchers in charge with the experiment noted the progress made by each patient.
This new memory restoration technique is called metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration (MEND).
All ten patients that underwent the procedures associated with this treatment suffered from memory loss caused by the Alzheimer disease, mild cognitive impairment, and subjective cognitive impairment.
Unlike the inefficient mono-therapeutic treatment, which uses a single drug to cure or minimize the effects of a disease, this therapeutic system combines different strategies into a new platform destined to help people affected by the disease.
The study was developed by the Buck Institute, which is dedicated to research on aging and the Easton Laboratories of UCLA for Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases.
The results were impressive. Nine patients out of ten registered a subjective or objective amelioration in maximum six months from the beginning of the treatment. The case of the 10th subject undergoing the treatment failed to register any significant improvement as the patient`s disease was already in a late stage of development. Unfortunately, despite sustained efforts, the treatment didn`t record any success in this situation.
However, it is important to mention that six of the subjects undergoing the therapy were experiencing issues at work when they began the treatment. Some of them had to resign due to their struggle with daily tasks, which didn`t represent an effort before.
Fortunately, following the therapy, doctors noted a reversal of the cognitive decline; those whose professional life was affected by the disease were able to resume their work after less than six months of treatment. Furthermore, their productivity even improved.
This memory restoration technique for patients with Alzheimer consists of 36 different points, which can be optimized in a personalized program to fit the patient.
The therapy comprises various dietary changes, brain workout, mental stimulation, new sleeping habits, and different vitamins and drugs. Also, the program includes additional steps meant to impact the brain chemistry.
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