Can we ever think of a situation when we are unable to recollect the most familiar faces around us? sadly, it turned out to be a common dilemma nowadays with the name “Alzheimer’s”. Certain studies are now spurred on to find a remedy to this problem. New research which was carried out in mice is finally bringing out a ray of hope for This problem. Studies revealed that innovative light and sound stimulative therapy clear toxic buildup in the brain thereby reducing some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive functioning.
Cause and Effects of Alzheimers
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurocognitive disorder that is becoming worse over time. It involves a gradual loss of memory, as well as our way of language skills, behaviour and thinking. Alzheimer’s brain functions come out as a common form of dementia. It turns out to be a real problem in our life when the plaques containing a beta-amyloid form in the brain. As the symptoms move to next stages, they are likely to need full-time assistance of others.
Auditory and Light benefits of therapy
A recent study was held in the Massachusets Institute of technology in Cambridge under the guidance of MIT prof Li-Huei Tsai. They found a significant effect in improving cognitive function in these mouse models.it was found that by exposing these mouse models to lights flickering at 40 hertz for 1 hour per day, they developed more immunity.
This nonintrusive method allowed to reduce the level of both beta-amyloid plaques and phosphorylated proteins in the rodent brain visual cortex. Now they are moving to their next level by focussing the region of the brain involving memories. They provided sound stimulation along with it to rebalance gamma brain waves to notice the changes in it.
On combining the final approach of their therapy, it gave a lot of crucial results. The auditory stimulation activated microglial movement as well as the as affected blood vessels and blood circulation pathway. The light stimulation has brought out a considerable change in recalling memories. According to their findings, Prof.Tsai ascertained that dis combination therapy is quite safe in humans and various trials are also started with people affected by early stages of Alzheimer’s.