Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improved cerebral blood flow by up to 23%, alleviating vascular dysfunction and amyloid burden in elderly patients. The treatment also improved memory by 16.5%.
Researchers report hyperbaric oxygen therapy could prove to be beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. According to a new study, HBOT may improve Alzheimer's pathology and reduce some of the behavioral symptoms associated with the disease.
Doctors at LSU helped to reverse brain volume loss and restore cognitive function in a two year old girl following an accidental drowning incident. The researchers used hyperbaric oxygen therapy and normobaric oxygen to treat the girl. The treatment could prove to have a profound effect on the recovery of function in other patients who experience neurological damage as a result of drowning, the researchers say.