HYH Article Breakdown – Infrared light therapy could help people living with dementia, scientists say

Infrared light therapy could help people living with dementia, scientists say

Samuel Osborne – Sky News

How did they find out?

Article covers a pilot study investigating the utility of a helmet that emits infrared beams on cognition. 14 healthy people were given the helmet to use twice a day for a month, 13 people were given a dummy helmet. Thse using the helmet had improvements in performance in motor function, memory and brain processing speed. The study was not carried out in people living with dementia.

Who said so?

Dr. Gordon Dougal of Maculume ltd who designed the helmet – major conflict of interest that is not covered in the article. Also, Dr Paul Chazot of Durham University. Original research article is published in the journal Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine And Laser Surgery but not linked. Article is not Open Access.

Who else agrees?

No quotes from an independent party

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