Individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease are often introduced to a range of medication and therapy. However, it is worthy of mention, that none of the treatments given an Alzheimer patient provides a cure for the disease. Rather, the treatment will mitigate the grasp of the disease on the behavior and mental health condition of the patient.
In case you are unfamiliar with Alzheimer's disease, here is a quick introduction to it.
Alzheimer's disease is a common type of dementia characterized by memory loss. Further, it causes the deterioration of the brain, which leads to the inability of the patient to think, socialize, and carry out routine activities independently.
Researchers and their quest to cure the Alzheimer disease
For decades, researchers have been incessant in their effort to create a drug that possesses the efficacy to treat an impaired memory, arising from Alzheimer's disease. So far the drugs available for treating Alzheimer's disease are unable to go past the blood-brain and getting into the neurons of the brain.
In light of these challenges caused by the inability to access the brain’s neurons, researchers have focused their research efforts on the amyloid protein existing outside the neurons. This region outside the neuron contains a chunk of insoluble phosphor-tau protein deposit. However, the clinically-tested drugs used to target the neurons will gain effectiveness if they can penetrate the neurons of the brain and furthermore, disjoin the accumulation of the tau oligomers inside the neurons.
However, a ray of hope has emerged in the form of neuromodulator alternatives. The earliest form of this promising alternative involved the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. The combinations of the three approaches will have a stimulatory effect on the neuron.
Why the Transcranial Electromagnetic Treatment (TEMT) is an Ideal Treatment for Alzheimer
In recent times, another promising alternative has been realized. It is called Transcranial Electromagnetic Treatment (TEMT). The TEMT uses electromagnetic waves emitting from an antenna, within a radiofrequency range of 1GHz. These waves can go past the human cranium, into core areas of the brain. Clinical observations have demonstrated the ability of the TEMT, to reverse the insoluble aggregation and the oligomeric both within and out of the neurons.
The Observation about the TEMT treatment
Although the TEMT has proven to be an ideal therapeutic against AD, observations about its effectiveness over the long-term has been brought to the front burner in recent studies. Interestingly, the TEMT has shown no harmful behavioral effect when administered on mice for 8 months. Also, it has caused no danger to cognitive functioning. However, clinical trials are not yet fully-fledged to examine the effectiveness of the TEMT on individuals with Alzheimer's disease.