More evidence of treating Alzheimer’s with brainwave entrainment?
I’ve seen more and more of this recently.
The findings aren’t new though.
And it ties in with the research around using Gamma as a way to stop or reverse age related mental decline such as dementia and more specifically Alzheimer’s.
With an ageing population due in part to advances in medical treatment for physical illness.., the hot topic of the last few years has been how to increase our life expectancy mentally.
And as with any illness or condition, the sooner the diagnosis can be made or in fact the sooner that clues can be found that there may be an issue in the future.., the better the treatment options and the better the chances of success with those treatments.
Research shows that there is an early predictable fall in brain wave speed in those people who later develop varying levels of the neurological disease.
Almost like people are going more and more into a trance state.
Which makes sense from having spent time with people who have mental decline with age. There IS a kind of absent-ness about them in my experience.
Previous studies have also shown that a lack of higher brainwaves synchronised across both hemispheres can be a contributing factor in the inability to walk properly or engage in normal activity for those with other types of conditions such as Parkinson’s.
The great thing about this early detection is that it can show signs of mental challeges before the brain cells them selves have died meaning that potential treatments have a much higher chance of working successfully.
The conclusion by researchers then (albeit that more study if needed) is that speeding up the brainwaves of these people could stop or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Increasing Beta and Gamma being the obvious choice if they are right.
And done in time, the same test can be used to see if treatments are having the desired effect and if not, moving to an alternative.
Non invasive ways of doing this seem the obvious place to start with audio visual entrainment and mild electrical stimulation being two of the easiest and most researched methods.