Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder affecting memory, cognition and behaviour. The degenerative disorder decreases the quality of life by causing symptoms slowly and progressively over time until the symptoms become too severe and have an effect on activities of daily living. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia (disorder affecting memory loss and other cognitive functions) and is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Common signs and symptoms involved with Alzheimer’s include:

Difficulty obtaining new information


Mood and behaviour changes

Deepened confusion states

Slurring speech and difficulty swallowing

Difficulty walking

  Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the destruction of nerve cells by two processes known as plaques and tangles. Plaques are clumps of a protein referred to as beta-amyloid that build up between the spaces of nerve cells and interfere with cell-to-cell communication while tangles are made up of a protein known as Tau that build up inside the nerve cells. Brain cells depend on a transport system to carry nutrients and other essential materials to the brain and when Tau is damaged the system is unable to function properly. So far there isn’t a known cure for Alzheimer’s, however there are many procedures that are able to manage the condition including medications and physical activities to help improve symptoms. Another treatment strategy in managing Alzheimer’s can be in the form of Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy. Cold laser therapy incorporates the use of a laser beam that non-invasive in nature to penetrate deeply into the tissues and improve circulation to the affected areas. Its role in managing Alzheimer’s is to influence neuro-inflammation, improve cerebral circulation and hence improve oxygenation to the brain.     Procedure of cold laser treatment for Alzheimers The protocol the cold laser therapy follows in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease incorporates 20 minute sessions with 5 minutes allocated to a specific region on the patients head. These include: Hairline (located at the front of the skull above the eyes), precuneus (at the back of the skull), and both sides of the parietal bones (just above each ear). The recommended amount of sessions to gain the biggest benefit include 12 treatments with 2 visits weekly.   So if you’re suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and you’re finding medication and physical exercises aren’t doing enough for you, Cold Laser Therapy at Lakeside Laser may manage your condition or improve symptoms. Located in Joondalup WA 6027, central to Perth’s Northern suburbs, with clientele from a variety of surrounding suburbs such as: Edgewater, Beldon, Heathridge, Kingsley, Woodvale, Greenwood, Warwick and Duncraig. If you would like further information regarding Low Level Laser Therapy/Cold Laser Therapy or to book an appointment,  feel free to contact one of our friendly laser technicians on 08 9300 0095 or you can visit our website      
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