Trials are on, for what could be a new treatment for sufferers of dementia. This method, which is the first of its kind, employs the use of anti-dementia helmet that emits reduced levels of infrared light.
This method, a brain child of County Durham GP Gordon Dougal, works by exposing the patient to reduced levels of infrared light by means of a helmet needed to be worn for 10 minutes in a day.
An American businessman, Clem Fennell, frustrated with his attempts to find relief from the suffering, opted to participate in the trials of the new anti-dementia helmet therapy.
Dr Dougal is happy with the initial results and is looking forward to a detailed clinical trial.