There may be new hope for people suffering from Alzheimer’s. This comes after lab test show that mice who are exposed to LED to shrink plaque related to Alzheimer’s. This has only been tested on mice, and researchers are excited but they do not want to get ahead of themselves just yet.
- Scientists have used flickering LED lights to shrink, in mouse brains, the beta amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s Disease in humans.
- The therapy is believed to work by inducing electrical brain waves thought to have become dysfunctional in people with Alzheimer’s.
- After an hour of stimulation, the researchers found a 40- to 50-percent lowering of beta amyloid levels in the hippocampus, the part of the brain where memory is thought to reside.
“The disease typically progresses from forgetfulness and absent-mindedness to major memory loss and near total dependence as sufferers become unaware of time and place.”