Saturday, January 26, 2008

Alzheimer's helmet therapy hope

BBC NEWS | Health | Alzheimer's helmet therapy hope: "In tests in people with dementia using infra-red lasers, eight out of nine people showed some improvement, said Dr Gordon Dougal, a GP and director of Virulite, a medical research company based in County Durham.

Infra-red helmet

Trial participants will wear the helmet for 10 minutes a day

However, in order to safely deliver the treatment through the scalp, he developed a helmet which bathes the brain in low levels of infra-red light and would only need to be worn for 10 minutes a day."

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