Imagine, if we are able to slow the ageing brain process down …
Longevity is one of the great triumphs of humanity. Worldwide, the elderly is the fastest growing segment of the population. As a consequence, the number of cases of age-related cognitive decline and neurological diseases associated with aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, has been increasing.
The Ageing Brain
As we age our brains shrink in volume, particularly in the frontal cortex. As our vasculature ages and our blood pressure rises the possibility of stroke and ischaemia increases and our white matter develops lesions.
Memory decline also occurs with ageing and brain activation becomes more bilateral for memory tasks
As you age, your brain and nervous system go through natural changes. Your brain and spinal cord lose nerve cells and weight (atrophy). Nerve cells may begin to pass messages more slowly than in the past.
Waste products or other chemicals such as beta amyloid can collect in the brain tissue as nerve cells break down.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy, or PhotoBioModulation therapy (PBMT) is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode (250 milliwatts or less) or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes (providing total optical power in the 1000-2000 milliwatt range) to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and to heal wounds.
The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function and enhancement of the body’s healing processes.
How can Laser therapy assist with the Ageing Brain
PBMT improves Mitochondrial dysfunction, brain oxygenation, and cerebral blood flow, promotes synaptogenesis, modulates amyloid plaque neurotoxicity, and reduces neuroinflammation.
Perhaps, it would be possible to induce some form of reversability, and clinical improvement, in patients with dementia?
In the near future, we should find out …
The Clinical effects of Photobiomodulation therapy, in the Brain
The Potential Targets for the Ageing brain