Stem Cell Therapy Memory Loss Treatment in Lafayette, IN
Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases. It is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells, destroying memory and causing cognitive impairment which prevents sufferers from carrying out day-to-day activities. In fact, loss of episodic and semantic memory is an early feature of the disease. Unfortunately, although there is much research effort, there is still no cure for Alzheimer's disease and current medical interventions can only provide temporary symptom relief.
The goal for many with Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions which impair memory such as other forms of dementia and brain injury, is to reduce memory loss to sustain a better quality of life. Now, there is a lot of hope emerging in the field of regenerative medicine through the use of stem cell therapy as a memory loss treatment.
Stem cell therapy for neurological repair is still relatively in its infancy. While studies with mice and trials with humans have injected stem cells into actual brain tissue, most stem cell treatments do not directly involve brain tissue; rather, stem cells reach the brain through the blood stream intravenously or through injections. The hope is that these stem cells can regenerate and repair brain tissue to improve cognitive function and reduce memory loss.
To schedule a consultation with a stem cell clinic in Lafayette that can discuss your treatment options with you, call (765) 259-0545 or contact Charles Turner MD online.
Stem Cells & Your Memory
Stem cells have two distinct features that differentiate them from other types of cells: they are (1) unspecialized, and (2) under certain conditions can become specialized (e.g., heart cell, nerve cell, etc.). Various stem cell technologies have been used to regrow or repair all manner of human tissue—from cartilage in joints to heart tissue. With orthopaedic stem cell treatment, for example, the stem cells injected into injured joints can help to form new cartilage and repair and restore function to the damaged cartilage.
Using stem cell therapy for cognitive functions like memory requires neurological cell regeneration. In the human brain, it appears that the plaque seen in Alzheimer's patients is less important than the death of neural cells and the loss of neural connections. Researchers are still trying to untangle the causes of Alzheimer's disease, but what is clear is that, as Alzheimer's develops, specific nerve cells begin to die. For that reason, Alzheimer's is known as a neurodegenerative disease. As the disease progresses, increasing numbers of nerve cells are lost.
Stem cells, injected into the blood stream, travel to the brain. As the stem cell rich blood supply washes over the brain tissue, the stem cells seem to repair the damaged neurons. In fact, animal research shows that stem cells are able to survive and migrate to damaged regions of the brain where they mature into functional neurons. They also stimulate the brain to create new synapses between cells.
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More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, while 1 in 3 seniors die from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. While treatments vary, and a cure remains undiscovered, stem cell therapy memory loss treatment is emerging as a potentially fruitful avenue worth exploring. If you or your loved one suffers from memory loss, meeting with a healthcare provider who can discuss this new therapy with you and whether it's worth exploring may be beneficial.
Request more information about your options for memory loss treatment and learn more about future stem cell treatments that may revolutionize your health. Call (765) 259-0545 or contact Charles Turner MD online.
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