Light and Alzheimer’s Research
Possible Novel Treatment to Improve Cognition in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently published a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that provides some initially promising results for further research in the treatment of the Alzheimer’s Disease.
The study demonstrated that "40 Hz red light stimulation delivered to open eyes of healthy young adults increases brain gamma oscillations. Gamma oscillations are associated with attention and memory processes and are known to be disrupted in persons with Alzheimer’s Disease." Accoding to the publication, this type of light intervention could possibly "be extended to address cognitive impairment associated with mild cognitive impairment" and Alzheimer’s Disease.
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