Alzheimer patients are recommended to use PEMF therapy. Studies have shown PEMF therapy is of great help in Alzheimer disease.
AD is a neurodegenerative condition that progressively worsens as time passes. It can present with mild memory loss and confusion, but may develop into not recognizing loved ones or even being able to communicate with them. Because there is no cure, it’s been said that soon there will only be two types of people. Those with Alzheimer’s disease and those that know someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
PEMF and AD
Numerous studies and journals have been printed on the subject and the consensus shows that PEMF’s can be beneficial in Alzheimer’s patients. Not to be perceived as a cure, but PEMF’s will help and support the aging brain through better circulation and improved sleep. Normal circadian rhythm is severely disrupted in AD patients and PEMF’s can help improve circadian rhythm which would, in turn, improve sleep. In 2001 a double –blind, placebo controlled study was conducted on magnetic-field therapy. Over 70% of patients undergoing therapy showed a relief of their sleep related problems with no adverse effects from the treatment. This is compared to the 2% of patients that saw relief in the placebo group.
Furthermore, a study conducted in 1994 has shown to improve visual memory and enhance visuoconstructive performance. Improvements followed in other cognitive functions such as short term memory, calculations, spatial orientation, judgement and reasoning as well as level of energy, social interactions, and mood. This demonstrates that some of the mental deficits caused by AD are reversible.
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