Sumary of Dementia: Oxygen treatment ‘improves memory and concentration’:
- The procedure – called hyperbaric oxygen therapy – involves patients inhaling oxygen through a mask in a pressurised chamber.
- It significantly increases the amount of oxygen in the body’s tissues, which has previously been found to encourage healing.
- Prof Uri Ashery, an expert in neurobiology at Israel’s Tel Aviv University, said: “Elderly patients suffering from significant memory loss revealed an increase in brain blood flow and improvement in cognitive performance.
- “This demonstrated the “potency” to reverse core elements responsible for dementia.