Alzheimer’s mice were given special gamma oscillation entrainment (sound and light stimulus of their brains). This entrainment was a gently flickering light and a pulsating buzz, both timed to fire 40 times per second. The mouse brains began to hum to the same frequency, creating many newly energized immune cells that flooded several areas of their brains, including those most affected by dementia. These immune cells, microglia, worked diligently on neglected protein clean-up. The microglia are usually torpid once Alzheimer’s disease sets in. With the gamma oscillation entrainment, the microglia began vacuuming up the sticky plaques and tangles of protein that stuck around the neurons of the mice with Alzheimer’s.
To learn more about this experimental therapy, which researchers will test on human subjects in all stages of Alzheimer's disease, follow this link:
This article is found in the Los Angeles Times, written by Melissa Healy, on March 15, 2019.
"Using a combination of light and sound to induce brain waves known as gamma oscillations, scientists were able to improve cognitive and memory impairments in mice that were similar to those seen in patients with Alzheimer’s. (Sebastien Bozon / AFP / Getty Images)"
Researchers found during a six-year study that seniors who ate two three-quarter cup portions of cooked mushrooms twice a week reduced their chance of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 50%! This benefit is due to a specific compound found in most mushroom species. The compound is named ergothioneine (ET), a unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. I don’t know about you, but I love mushrooms and will now be heading to the store for my twice-weekly servings!
This interesting and hope-engendering article can be found on the "treehugger" website at: www.treehugger.com/health/eating-mushrooms-may-dramatically-cut-risk-cognitive-decline.html
The article was written by: Melissa Breyer, on March 12, 2019
A study followed over 3,600 people age 50+ for six years and found that adults watching more than 3.5 hrs. of T.V. daily more than doubles memory decline in these adults. Their cognitive abilities declined an average of 8 to 10 %. Those glued to the T.V. set declined between 4 and 5% by contrast. The study emphasizes the need for all T.V. viewers to participate in activities that stimulate the brain, such as reading or playing board games. Over 50? - balance T.V. viewing with contrasting activities.
Follow this link to read more about this study and a video of a caregiver doing the 'exploiting' and mistreatment toward a dementia sufferer (note: this was staged, but the people who responded were NOT actors and got heavily involved to assist the perceived dementia sufferer.
This is from the Epoch Times, by Ashok Ramprasad, dated February 28, 2019 Updated: March 1, 2019
I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.