According to the National Institutes of Health, “Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.” With few treatment options currently available, this disorder not only affects the individuals that are diagnosed, but also deeply impacts family members and their ability to maintain a relationship. Severe memory loss, forgetting the names of loved ones and friends, and the decreased ability to concentrate – all these symptoms can strip a person of everything they once knew (loss of identity).
Recently, Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, reported: “HBOT in this patient may be the first treatment not only to halt, but temporarily reverse disease progression in Alzheimer’s disease.” His latest research shows increased memory and concentration, sleep, conversation, appetite, ability to use the computer, resolved anxiety, and decreased disorientation and frustration in patients. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) not only stops the onset / progression of Alzheimer’s, it reverses the symptoms. Improving patient’s overall quality of life and allowing them to experience their normal lives again.
Studies and Reviews
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a new treatment approach for Alzheimer’s disease
- Hyperbaric oxygen ameliorates cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment
- HBOT Showed Improvement in Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Altzheimer’s Dimentia with Positron Emission Tomography Imaging: A Case Report
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Promotes neurogenesis: where do we stand?’