Stem cell therapy is a key treatment protocol used at Poseidonia Healthcare for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Stem Cell therapy is a unique approach to treating Alzheimer’s Disease. It involves the systemic introduction of Pluripotent Stem Cells into the body via IV. Many specialists are positive that this method has the potential to alleviate the suffering of patients with AD. Stem cells have the unique ability to self-renew; they stimulate subsequent generating of certain tissues and the whole body.
Most of our Patients who have suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease have been treated with the combination of Pluripotent Stem Cells and supportive therapies (including Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Ozone therapy, Bioresonance, Nasal Laser Therapy, Detoxing and IV Vitamin therapy), showed visible signs of improvement in the following areas.
Improved functional memory
Improved overall functional recovery
Replace damaged cells with health cells
Stop the steady progression of the
disease to a certain extent.
Activation of own stem cell pool and
increase of its own regenerative potential.
Angiogenesis (growth of new vessels),
Improvement of intracellular metabolism
Stabilization of current condition.
Slow or Even Reverse the Progression in Alzheimer’s Disease
Stem Cell Therapy research is supported by the Alzheimer’s Society as it understands the need to find a cure for Dementia
Our Pluripotent Stem Cells have been shown to enable to body to produce more Brain Stem Cells thus allowing the body to repair any potential damage to the brain caused by the neurological damage caused by this disease. Pluripotent Stem Cells enter the body and are directed by the body to the areas that are most in need and by then combining this with Oxygen Therapy that is increasing the number of Stem Cells produced means that we are allowing the body to have all the tools it needs to fix the damage that has already been done and to prevent further damage occurring.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Alzheimer’s disease
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre January 24, 2019, reported the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease in a patient treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
The patient underwent a total of 40 HBOT treatments – five days a week over 66 days. Each treatment consisted of 1.15 atmosphere absolute/50 minutes of total treatment time. After 21 treatments, the patient reported increased energy and level of activity, better mood and ability to perform daily living activities as well as work crossword puzzles. After 40 treatments, she reported increased memory and concentration, sleep, conversation, appetite, ability to use the computer, more good days (5/7) than bad days, resolved anxiety, and decreased disorientation and frustration. Tremor, deep knee bend, tandem gain, and motor speed were also improved. Repeat 18FDG PET imaging one-month post-HBOT showed global 6.5-38% improvement in brain metabolism.
“We demonstrated the largest improvement in brain metabolism of any therapy for Alzheimer’s disease,” notes Dr. Harch. “HBOT in this patient may be the first treatment not only to halt but temporarily reverse disease progression in Alzheimer’s Disease.”
These amazing therapies are allowing people to return to the life they were leading before this terrible disease robbed them of their memories
The Medical team here at Poseidonia Healthcare will listen to you and understand all of the symptoms that you or your loved one are experiencing and then design a personal treatment protocol for you.
WHAT IS ALZHEIMERS
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), also known as Alzheimer’s, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually deteriorates over time. It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation (including easily getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self-care, and behavioural issues.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys an individual’s cognitive skills and memory, eventually leading to the inability of the body to carry out its normal day to day tasks. It is also the most common cause of Dementia among older adults.
The disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer noticed changes in the brain tissue of patients who had died of a strange mental illness. Their symptoms included speech impairment, memory loss, and erratic behaviour. After they died, he examined their brains and found many abnormal clumps (now called amyloid plaques) and tangled bundles of fibres (now called neurofibrillary, or tau, tangles). These plaques & tangles in the brain are still considered some of the main features of Alzheimer’s Disease. Another feature is the loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain. Neurons transmit messages between different parts of the brain, and from the brain to muscles and organs. Many other complex brain changes are thought to play a role in Alzheimer’s as well.
There are two onset types of disease. People with the late onset of the disease first show symptoms in their 60s, this is the most common form of the disease. Early-onset Alzheimer’s occurs when an individual is aged between 30 and 60 and is considered extremely rare.
The Treatments We Offer For Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away and die. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia with a continuous decline in thinking, behavioural and social skills that disrupts a person’s ability to function independently.
Current Alzheimer’s Disease medications may temporarily improve symptoms or slow the rate of decline. These treatments can sometimes help people with Alzheimer’s Disease maximise function and maintain independence for a time. Different programs and services can help support people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
The symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease are generally mild to start with, but as more brain cells start to deteriorate over time the symptoms get worse and start to affect a person’s day-to-day life. This makes them different from the changes that lots of people have as they get older, such as being a bit slower at thinking things through or forgetting something occasionally.
There are some common symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, but no one’s experience will be exactly the same as anyone else’s.
For most people, the first signs of Alzheimer’s are problems with their memory, in particular, difficulties recalling recent events and learning new information. This is because early on in Alzheimer’s the damage is usually to a part of the brain called the hippocampus. This has a big role in day-to-day memory. However, the person’s memory for events that happened a long time ago is not usually affected in the early stages.
As Alzheimer’s Disease progresses, memory problems will usually affect someone’s daily life more and they may:
- lose items (such as keys and glasses) around the house
- forget a friend’s name, or struggle to find the right word in a conversation
- forget about recent conversations or events
- get lost in a familiar place or on a familiar journey
- forget appointments or significant dates.
As well as memory difficulties, people with Alzheimer’s are also likely to have or go on to develop other problems. These include problems with thinking, reasoning, language or perception such as:
- speech – they may repeat themselves or struggle to follow a conversation
- seeing things in three dimensions and judging distances (visuospatial skills) – going up or downstairs or parking the car might become much harder
- concentrating, planning or organising – they may struggle with making decisions, solving problems or carrying out a sequence of tasks (such as cooking a meal)
- orientation – they may become confused or lose track of the day or date.
A person in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s will often have changes in their mood. They may become anxious, depressed or more easily annoyed. Many people lose interest in talking to people, or in activities and hobbies. These changes can be challenging for both the person with dementia and those close to them to live with. Anyone finding things difficult should ask for support from a GP or other professional.
As Alzheimer’s progress, problems with memory loss, language, reasoning and orientation get much worse. A person with Alzheimer’s Disease will need more day-to-day support.
Some people start to believe things that are untrue (having delusions) – for example, is convinced that someone is stealing from them. Less often, people see or hear things that are not really there (having hallucinations).
Many people with Alzheimer’s also start to behave in ways that aren’t normal for them. These might include becoming agitated (for example, being very restless or pacing up and down), calling out, repeating the same question, having disturbed sleep patterns or reacting aggressively. This can be distressing and challenging both for the person and anyone caring for them. The person may need treatment and support for these behaviours which is separate from any treatment specifically for memory problems.
In the later stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, someone may become much less aware of what is happening around them. They may have difficulties eating or walking without help, and become frailer and frailer. Eventually, the person will need help with all of their daily activities.
Causes of Alzheimer’s
Scientists believe that for most people, Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.
Less than 1 percent of the time, Alzheimer’s is caused by specific genetic changes that virtually guarantee a person will develop the disease. These rare occurrences usually result in disease onset in middle age.
The exact causes of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t fully understood, but at its core are problems with brain proteins that fail to function normally, disrupt the work of brain cells (neurons) and unleash a series of toxic events. Neurons are damaged, lose connections to each other and eventually die.
The damage most often starts in the region of the brain that controls memory, but the process begins years before the first symptoms. The loss of neurons spreads in a somewhat predictable pattern to other regions of the brains. By the late stage of the disease, the brain has shrunk significantly.
Researchers are focused on the role of two proteins:
- Plaques. Beta-amyloid is a leftover fragment of a larger protein. When these fragments cluster together, they appear to have a toxic effect on neurons and to disrupt cell-to-cell communication. These clusters form larger deposits called amyloid plaques, which also include other cellular debris.
- Tangles. Tau proteins play a part in a neuron’s internal support and transport system to carry nutrients and other essential materials. In Alzheimer’s disease, tau proteins change shape and organize themselves into structures called neurofibrillary tangles. The tangles disrupt the transport system and are toxic to cells.
Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
A key component of a diagnostic assessment is self-reporting about symptoms, as well as the information that a close family member or friend can provide about symptoms and their impact on daily life. Additionally, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is based on tests your doctor administers to assess memory and thinking skills.
Laboratory and imaging tests can rule out other potential causes or help the doctor better characterize disease-causing dementia symptoms.
The entire set of diagnostic tools is designed to detect dementia and determine with relatively high accuracy whether Alzheimer’s Disease or another condition is the cause. Alzheimer’s Disease can be diagnosed with complete certainty after death when microscopic examination of the brain reveals the characteristic plaques and tangles.
A diagnostic work-up would likely include the following tests:
Physical and neurological exam
Your doctor will perform a physical exam and likely assess overall neurological health by testing the following:
- Muscle tone and strength
- Ability to get up from a chair and walk across the room
- Sense of sight and hearing
Images of the brain are now used chiefly to pinpoint visible abnormalities related to conditions other than Alzheimer’s Disease such as strokes, trauma or tumours that may cause cognitive change. New imaging applications currently used primarily in major medical centres or in clinical trials may enable doctors to detect specific brain changes caused by Alzheimer’s.
Imaging of brain structures include the following:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to produce detailed images of the brain. MRI scans are used primarily to rule out other conditions. While they may show brain shrinkage, the information doesn’t currently add significant value to making a diagnosis.
- Computerised tomography (CT). A CT scan, a specialised X-ray technology, produces cross-sectional images (slices) of your brain. It’s currently used chiefly to rule out tumours, strokes and head injuries.
Imaging of disease processes can be performed with positron emission tomography (PET). During a PET scan, a low-level radioactive tracer is injected into the blood to reveal a particular feature in the brain. PET imaging may include the following:
- Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET scans show areas of the brain in which nutrients are poorly metabolised. Identifying patterns of degeneration areas of low metabolism can help distinguish between Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia.
- Amyloid PET imaging can measure the burden of amyloid deposits in the brain. This imaging is primarily used in research but may be used if a person has unusual or very early onset of dementia symptoms.
- Tau Pet imaging, which measures the burden of neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, is only used in research.
In special circumstances, such as rapidly progressive dementia or very early onset dementia, other tests may be used to measure abnormal beta-amyloid or tau in the cerebrospinal fluid.
Treatment For Alzheimer’s
Here at Poseidonia Healthcare, we offer a range of treatments for Alzheimer’s, here are a few benefits of the more popular treatments:
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Treatment for Alzheimer’s involves the regrowth of brain cells that have the potential to repair damage to the brain caused by a number of neurological conditions, including dementia. Our Pluripotent Stem Cells will attach themselves to damaged cell tissue and start to regrow and reconnect affected areas of the brain. Depending on the severity and progression of this disease, and following close contact with the patient and his/her relatives and carers, we will develop a specific and individually customised Stem Cell Treatment plan.
At Poseidonia Healthcare we are experienced and specialists at treating patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Our effective Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment works by having a direct impact on the affected areas of the brain and other potentially adversely affected parts of the body. Positive effects are typically seen within 10 days of the Stem Cell Therapy for Alzheimer’s having been administered.
The main benefit for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s is the repair and regeneration of lost brain function. Stem cells have been shown to trigger regrowth in both Alzheimer’s and severe brain injuries patients and this is a game-changer.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can slow down the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease. In a study by Neurologist Constantino Ladecola, researchers found that Alzheimer’s is linked to poor blood flow in the brain. Patients in HBOT receive 2000% more Oxygen during their treatment compared to 21 % at sea level. When the body is under pressure in an Oxygenated environment the tissues and fluids are saturated with Oxygen, this enables Oxygen to get to places in the brain it otherwise would not.
Brain imaging can be performed before and after a cycle (20-40 treatments) of HBOT to show the increased blood flow in the brain. This increased blood flow keeps the brain cells from being destroyed from the disease, hence slowing down the progression. Please click on this link to view Science Daily for a report regarding HBOT therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
Ozone therapy will enhance brain activity and help to fight signs of memory loss. It will also neutralise toxins and impurities in the body and will strengthen the nervous system. It is better to start ozone therapy earlier in life to enhance overall well being for a longer period of time.
Recent studies have shown extremely dramatic results in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease with Ozone Therapy. One reason is that it has been found that a cause of Alzheimer’s is aluminium toxicity in the brain, and ozonating of the blood has been shown to precipitate the aluminium. Also, of course, its abilities as a circulatory enhancer and its cell rejuvenation come into play.
Most individuals with the disease are 65 or older, although individuals may develop familial, or early onset Alzheimer’s, as early as their 30’s and 40’s.
The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s doubles about every five years after age 65. After age 85, the risk reaches nearly 50 percent
Based on our own internal Stem Cell research for Alzheimer’s throughout the last 10 years and looking at the effects on our patients following treatment, we have seen very strong results from using Stem Cell Treatment for Alzheimer’s.
Despite Stem Cell Alzheimer’s Treatment being a relatively new research field, external research has so far been very positive. These reviewed clinical studies indicate that Stem Cell Alzheimer’s treatment is showing great promise to produce the desired outcome.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.
Dementia is the broad term used to describe a number of different conditions affecting the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and more.
The future of Regenerative Medicine
luripotent Stem Cell Therapy is the future of Regenerative Medicine. A Pluripotent Stem Cell has the potential to divide and differentiate into any of the 220 plus cell-types of the human body.
Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapy will enable the body to start healing itself within 30 minutes of their delivery and can continue healing up to 10 days after the treatment.
When Stem Cells entre via the blood stream, they seek out areas of inflammation and start the process of repairing that area. Over a period of time and a number of treatments the body is slowly brought back to Homeostasis.
Contact Poseidonia Healthcare to learn more about innovative regenerative therapies.