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We have discussed, photobiomodulation in several past podcasts. It’s essentially shining lights on the head in order to positively influence brain function. Growing research supports the use of photobiomodulation for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
In this episode, we review the hot off the press positive results of a recent clinical trial done by Dr. Berman's group at the Quiet Mind Foundation and his colleagues at the Texas A&M Dept. of Neurosurgery using 1068nm transcranial and intraocular photobiomodulation to treat early to mid-stage dementia. This was a randomized, double-blind placebo-control trial.
Several of the folks using this "light helmet" for 6 minutes, twice a day for 8 weeks had significant improvement in memory and cognition.
Dr. Berman recounts his experiences and talks about where similar devices to the one used in this trial can be obtained.
In This Episode
2:24 - What is photo-bio-modulation?
6:11 - The clinical trial Marvin just completed on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients and what the results taught them about the laser treatments
16:43 - How does this intervention fit into the current dementia-care model? Does it slow the progression of the disease? Does it help increase the number of good days?
19:03 - The importance of functional medicine elements in the treatment of dementia and use of photo-bio-modulation
21:03 - Is this device commercially available? And how much does it cost?