Huge Alzheimer's Breakthrough by West Virginia University Team

Huge Alzheimer's Breakthrough by West Virginia University Team

As home care providers who deal with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on a daily basis, we are very excited to hear good news when it comes to Alzheimer’s treatment. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and few drugs to treat it.

Thankfully, a team at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Center just made a huge breakthrough - treating Alzheimer’s disease using ultrasound.

The phase II trial by the world-leading brain experts on the WVU team involved the use of ultrasound waves focused through a specialized helmet with more than 1,000 probes targeting a precise spot in the brain coupled with microscopic bubbles.

“I am hopeful that focused ultrasound opening of the blood-brain barrier will prove to be a valuable treatment option for […] patients with early Alzheimer’s who are confronting the enormous challenges associated with the disease on a daily basis,” said Dr. Ali Rezai, the neurosurgeon at WVU who led the team.

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Companion Home Care is a senior home health care, adults with disabilities care, and hospice care provider in Roanoke, VA. Our motto is to provide a "better class of companion for a better quality of life". We accomplish this by hiring the best, most qualified caregivers, and using our knowledge and experience to craft a personalized home care plan for our clients, then match clients with the perfect caregiver based on client needs, personality, and skills required.

Our caregivers help seniors age gracefully, cope with Alzheimer's, dementia, and illnesses, and enjoy healthy and happy lives from the comfort of their own homes. In addition to senior home health care, we also provide Roanoke home care for adults and children with disabilities, traumatic brain injury and diseases, physical injuries, and special needs in Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, Bedford, and surrounding areas of southwest Virginia.

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