The CDC defines dementia as "...not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia" (What Is Dementia? | CDC, n.d.).
This disease affects more than 5 million Americans, with 1 in 3 seniors dying from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.
However, new research is being released regarding the benefits that hyperbaric oxygen therapy may have in alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia related conditions! Click here for a direct link to that research.
The International Hyperbarics Association has also listed these as demonstrated benefits of HBOT for Alzheimer's and dementia:
The Brain on HBOT:
Enhanced processing speed
Enhanced executive function
Improved brain blood flow
Improved Quality of Life:
Induces angiogenesis to mobilize blood flow to affected tissue and bone
Lower incidence of disorientation and frustration
Ease of conversation
Increase in ability to perform activities of daily living
Improved gross motor function and ability
Stem cell proliferation
Enhanced tissue repair
If you're curious to learn more or feel like you're ready for the next step to get scheduled, give us a call at 515-421-4002! We're looking forward to being part of your health journey.
International Hyperbarics Association. (2020). Alzheimer's/Dementia & Hyperbarics [Brochure]. International Hyperbarics Association.
Caregiving Awareness Month. (2018, June 6). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/aag/alzheimers.html
What Is Dementia? | CDC. (n.d.). https://www.cdc.gov/aging/dementia/