Category Archives: Alzheimers

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PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease – Research Updates

The aim of this article on PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease is provide a simple review of the studies on the effects of electrotherapy including the effects of PEMF TENS therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

PEMF TENS for Alzheimer’s disease

PEMF TENS for Alzheimer’s disease

This review contains 10 studies related to electrotherapy and the symptoms, progression and prognosis of Alzheimer disease. The review is not intended as an exhaustive list of studies in this area.

For an article on how PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease can benefit patients, please feel free to read our article, “How PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease.” For information on how HSV1 and the herpes virus can impact Alzheimer patients, please read our article: "PEMF TENS Alzheimer Update: The Alzheimer HSV1 link".

List of studies on PEMF TENS for Alzheimer Disease:

1.         Temporal cortex direct current stimulation enhances visual recognition in Alzheimer’s Disease Link The results showed a significant effect of stimulation condition on VRM (p = 0.0085), and post hoc analysis showed an improvement after temporal (p = 0.01) and prefrontal (p = 0.01) tDCS as compared with sham stimulation. There were no significant changes in attention as indexed by Stroop task performance. As far as is known, this is the first trial showing that tDCS can enhance a component of recognition memory 2 mA
2.         Prolonged visual memory enhancement after direct current stimulation in Alzheimer's disease Link After patients received tDCS, their performance in a visual recognition memory test significantly improved. We found a main effect of tDCS on memory performance, i.e., anodal stimulation improved it by 8.99% from baseline, whereas sham stimulation decreased it by 2.62%. tDCS failed to influence differentially general cognitive performance measures or a visual attention measure 2 mA intensity delivered for 30 minutes per day for 5 consecutive days.
3.         Transcranial direct current stimulation improves recognition memory in Alzheimer disease. Link Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) delivered over the temporoparietal areas can specifically affect a recognition memory performance in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Because tDCS is simple, safe and inexpensive, our finding prompts studies using repeated tDCS, in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions for treating patients with AD. Unkown
4.         tDCS alongside picture training improves naming scores in Anomic dementia Link Patients treated and giving training improved 10% and 7 % over patients given no training or treatment 10 sessions 2mA over 3 weeks
5.         rTMS as a treatment for Alzheimer’s Patients who received rTMS in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease showed noticeably stronger improvement during treatment sessions 20Hz 2 second intervals
6.         Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modulates Cortical Neuronal Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease anodal tDCS benefits in AD patients during working memory tasks are supported by the modulation of cortical activity 1.5mA intensity for 15 min over bilateral TP areas
7.         At-home tDCS of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex improves visual short-term memory in mild vascular dementia. Link In patients with mild vascular dementia, anodal tDCS of the left DLPFC is able to produce additional effects to cognitive training on visual short-term memory, verbal working memory, and executive control. 2mA 20 minute sessions
8.         Alzheimer's disease: improvement of visual memory and visuoconstructive performance by treatment with picotesla range magnetic fields Link The report demonstrates, for the first time, that specific cognitive symptoms of AD are improved by treatment with EMF of a specific intensity and frequency. The rapid improvement in cognitive functions in response to EMF suggests that some of the mental deficits of AD are reversible being caused by a functional (i.e., synaptic transmission) rather than a structural (i.e., neuritic plaques) disruption of neuronal communication in the central nervous system. the range of 5Hz-8Hz
9.         Value and Efficacy of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in the Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Critical Review Since 2000 Link … “most of the studies reviewed reported a positive

Effect of tDCS in all these neurocognitive disorders”

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10.     Adjunctive treatment with high frequency repetitive

transcranial magnetic stimulation for the behavioral and

psychological symptoms of patients with Alzheimer’s disease:

a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study
Link

Conclusion: Compared to treatment of AD with low-dose antipsychotic medications alone, the combination

of low-dose antipsychotic medication with adjunctive treatment with high frequency rTMS can significantly

improve both cognitive functioning and the behavioral and psychological symptoms that often accompany

Alzheimer’s disease.

20Hz rTMS five days a week for four weeks

Please also see our protocol for Alzheimer disease here: Protocol for PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease

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PEMF for Alzheimers – Protocol for Alzheimer’s and Memory Support

PEMF for Alzheimers

This PEMF for Alzheimers protocol is designed to address the symptoms and underlying causes of Alzheimer’s and to support cognitive health. To read more about PEMF therapy for Alzheimer's Disease patients, please click here.

PEMF therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve circulation and to modulate brain chemicals by affecting the various brain states. It has also been shown to improve cellular metabolism which supports healthy cells and tissues. TENS has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain and increase circulation. For studies on TENS and PEMF please read TENS Therapy for Inflammation and PEMF Therapy for Pain.

The benefits of TENS and PEMF can therefore help to support healthy brain function thereby supporting memory and other cognitive functions. Hence we have the Alzheimer’s protocol which can be used with the Model MA devices.

Please use the programs below to create a therapy that suits your daily schedule.

It is best to use the full body MAT or Maxi MAT for Schumann at night. This program plays a vital role in boosting the immune system because your immune system is most active at night. New immune cells are produced while you sleep and also the body heals most at night during good periods of restful sleep. Sleep is also vital for supporting healthy cognitive function.


PEMF for Alzheimers

Please use the programs below to create a therapy that suits your daily schedule.

It is best to use the large mat for Schumann at night. This program plays a vital role in boosting the immune system because your immune system is most active at night. New immune cells are produced while you sleep and also the body heals most at night during good periods of restful sleep. Sleep is also vital for supporting healthy cognitive function.

For reasons on why HSV has been included in the protocol please read our article: PEMF TENS Alzheimer Update: The Alzheimer HSV1 link

PEMF for Alzheimers - The Protocol

Alzheimer’s – Use daily using the cylinders
Anxiety – Use twice a week using the cylinders.
Virus Herpes General – Use once a week full body therapy
Virus Herpes Simplex I – Use once a week full body therapy
Virus Herpes Simplex II – Use once a week full body therapy
Virus Herpes Type 2A,5, C – Use once a week full body therapy
Brain – Beta Stimulation Use twice a week using handheld cylinders
Nerve and Nervous Disorders – Use once a week
Circulation – Use Twice week using full body therapy with large Mat or one cylinder one body mat
Sleep/Schumann – Every night to support healing and sleep using the large mat. Pain frequencies as necessary to manage specific types of pain

Create a schedule that suits your lifestyle using longer programs on the days you have more time and shorter ones on busier days.

 

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Daytime Alzheimer’s

Anxiety


Circulation

Alzheimer’s

Brain – Beta

Alzheimer’s

Anxiety

Virus Herpes General

Alzheimer’s

Virus Herpes Simplex I

Alzheimer’s

Anxiety

Virus Herpes Simplex II

Alzheimer’s

 

Circulation

Nerve and Nervous Disorders

Alzheimer’s

Anxiety

Virus Herpes Type 2A,5, C

Overnight Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann
Additional – if necessary

 


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PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease patients

How PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease

Mary Comer said, “We are really a composite of our life experiences – memory layered upon memory and Alzheimer’s steals that away.” Although PEMF is certainly not a cure and many studies still need to be done, PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease patients by improving circulation, improving sleep and improving oxygenation and these three aspects can help to support the aging brain.

There is nothing quite as frightening as losing your life or your loved one, one memory at a time. Although not a miracle cure, there have been some positive results in studies on PEMF and Alzheimer’s disease for supporting and improving memory, and improving cognitive function.

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease

PEMF therapy uses pulsed electromagnetic frequencies administered to the body via accessories. In the case of the Rife PEMF for example, you have access to magnetic cylinders and body pads that can be used for treatment. It is a non-invasive therapy that offer general and specific health benefits PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease that may be helpful for supporting the health of Alzheimer’s patients too.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds, someone in the USA develops Alzheimer’s. These statistics are not very far removed from Alzheimer’s in South Africa. The Alzheimer’s Association also points out that increased circulation increases oxygenation to the brain, which can be helpful in supporting brain health. Although there does not seem to be a cure on the horizon, there are various other factors that can help to support individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and some factors can even help to slow the progression of the disease.

The factors that have been identified that can be beneficial for Alzheimer’s patients include:

  • Increased circulation to the brain
  • Increased oxygenation to the brain
  • Improved quality of sleep

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease – Improved Circulation and Oxygenation

Improved circulation can make a difference in brain function and increased circulation can help to support brain health. In fact, most Alzheimer’s organizations recommend that the cessation of smoking can have immediate benefits in terms of brain function and health for Alzheimer’s patients because of improved circulation and oxygenation. Improving circulation can therefore be highly beneficial for brain health and for Alzheimer’s patients.

There are numerous studies on the benefits of PEMF for circulation. In a study published in 2009, researchers evaluated the efficacy of PEMF on diabetic polyneuropathy. This study is interesting because it not only dealt with increased circulation but also showed that PEMF slowed the progression of neuropathy. Neuropathy is a disease where the peripheral nerves degenerate. This may hold additional implications for Alzheimer’s patients.

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease - Improving Sleep

In a study on sleep and Alzheimer’s, researchers studied the effects of sleep on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Most of the studies before this study focused on the effects on Alzheimer’s disease on sleep, but the researchers for this study surmised that sleep could be akin to the chicken and egg situation and they wondered whether disrupted sleep could impact on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers found that quality sleep played a vital role in allowing the brain to rid itself of the garbage proteins that accumulated during the day and that disrupted sleep increased the garbage and therefore exacerbated the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Essentially their research showed that disrupted sleep could exacerbate Alzheimer’s, which in turn could disrupt sleep.

In a study on impulse magnetic field therapy and insomnia, researchers found that seventy percent of the patients who received treatment experienced substantial relief from their insomnia-related complaints versus two percent of the placebo group.

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease - Specific Studies on PEMF and Alzheimer’s

Since PEMF has been shown to be beneficial for increasing microcirculation and for supporting oxygenation, as well as promoting cellular metabolism and improving sleep, it should not be surprising that PEMF may be helpful in supporting brain health in Alzheimer’s patients.

There are two specific studies dealing with the use of frequency therapy and Alzheimer’s disease.

The first study on the benefits of PEMF therapy for Alzheimer’s disease studied the effects of PEMF on visual memory and Visuoperceptual function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Frequencies ranging between 5Hz and 8Hz were used in the study and the study found that the application of these frequencies in two Alzheimer’s patients improved both visual memory as well as Visuoperceptual function. The researcher suggested that this indicated that improvements in other cognitive functions like short term memory, spatial orientation, judgement, reasoning, social interaction and mood could also improve.

The second study on Benefits of PEMF therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease focused on the disorganization of circadian rhythms in Alzheimer’s patients. These rhythms are integrally linked to healthy sleep patterns and this study therefore ties in to sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

Studies on animals have shown a link between disrupted circadian rhythms to the loss of memory and cognitive processes. Alzheimer’s patients often have severely disrupted sleep patterns and circadian rhythms. The researchers theorized that magnetic therapy may help to support healthy circadian rhythms because magnetic fields may help to organize these rhythms. They also emphasized that magnetic shielding may lead to disorganization of them contributing to the progression of the disease.

General PEMF Therapy Benefits - Alzheimer’s Patients

Although there are only two studies to date on Alzheimer’s disease and PEMF therapy, any individual can benefit from PEMF therapy and that includes patients dealing with cognitive impairment or a loss of cognitive function.

One of the biggest benefits of Rife PEMF therapy in South Africa, is that the model MA can be used in the comfort of your own home. When dealing with an Alzheimer’s patient, this means less disruption for the patient. Whether you are using the Rife PEMF model MA for pain, improved health, or for specific conditions, you can expect to experience improvements in overall health for you and your family.

With our rent to buy option and our long term purchase options, you can rent an MA and see for yourself what benefits the Rife PEMF model MA has for you and your family. PEMF therapy can also be used safely to help support the aging brain to reduce general cognitive decline. To rent or buy your Rife PEMF in South Africa, feel free to contact us for more information.


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