Dr. Joseph Sirven: 'We're Throwing The Entire Kitchen Sink' At Alzheimer's Disease

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:22pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:54am

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Researchers will test if exposing the brain to near-infrared light via a special cap can help enhance cognitive functioning in older adults.

The Show will start checking in with in with Dr. Joseph Sirven, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, to discuss the latest news from the medical world.

Dr. Joseph Sirven
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Dr. Joseph Sirven

Researchers are investigating whether near-infrared light could help reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s what those researchers call a novel but promising approach, and it’s just one of many, many other attempts to fight the disease as it becomes more prevalent.

The Show spoke with KJZZ’s medical commentator, Dr. Joseph Sirven, about this study.

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