Considering the rapid, progressive prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease; worldwide, intense research is going on, to strategically develop and formulate potential treatment alternatives for Alzheimer’s disease with the help of stem cells. The same has been endorsed by Miami University of Medicine, which attempted to conduct a study, with 30 patients of Alzheimer Disease; all the participants were offered stem cells treatment to test and observe their effects on person’s cognitive functions, memory and overall brain functions. The study is so far in a very nascent phase but conclusively has reduced the progression of neuronal damage, associated with the diseased conditions.
The recent discoveries have, thus started unravelling the potential of stem cells treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is known to be as the silent disaster, and was first described by the scientist, Dr. Alois Alzheimer; who has categorized it, in one of the most common causes of age related memory loss, within our elder counterparts. Considering the potential ability of stem cells to regenerate lost cells, through proper underlying mechanism of stem cells signalling and differentiation pathway; various scientists have started exploring different types of stem cells and their effective pathways, leading to regeneration of damaged cells and restoration of lost brain function.
It has so far been investigated that stem cells isolated from autologous rich sources of your own body such as bone marrow as well as adipose tissues; can play a pivotal role in reducing the progressive neuronal damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease. These cells are also known to be available in large quantities and are highly immune privileged as compared to their allogenic partners; as being body’ indigenous cells. Another important autologous stem cells attribute is their ability to migrate at the site of injury. It has also been evident from the studies so far that autologous stem cells, as isolated from your own body; exhibit strong networking ability with other resident cells of the body. Thus the responses elicited by autologous stem cells are faster than their allogenic partners, and hence the same is identified to be more effective in reducing inflammation, slowing progression and speedy recovery from the damage.
The approach has passed all its regulatory criteria and has been widely accepted as the safe, effective and feasible treatment, offering quick neuro-regeneration as reflected by improved memory.