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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive impairments serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases.

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The Facts

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6,000,000 Americans

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, this number is expected to reach 13 million. 
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1/3 Senior Deaths

1 in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer's or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. 

$321 Billion

Cost in 2021

The cost of Alzheimer's in America is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2050. This figure does not include the unpaid work of family care partners.

What Causes Alzheimer's

As we age, our brain's health declines from low blood flow, low energy production, and cumulative cellular death.
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Low Blood Flow

Blocked or weakened blood flow to the brain is has significant negative effects. Blood is essential for transporting oxygen, nutrients, and energy, while also removing waste.
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Low ATP Production

Cells receiving less oxygen are less efficient producers of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), or usable cellular energy, leaving cells unable to function properly. ATP is necessary for cells to repair damage, remove waste, and respond to their environment.
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Cellular Damage

Neurons and blood vessels become damaged during gradual brain decline as well as during a stroke. Unless the damaged cells are replaced or repaired, the negative effects are lasting.
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Current Treatments

To date, there have been no FDA-approved, insurance covered, safe and effective treatments for Alzheimer's. The drugs that have come to market have been ineffective and costly with negative, even fatal, side effects.
In stark contrast, initial clinical studies of photobiomodulation's effect on Alzheimer's have shown a reversal of neurodegenerative decline for severe Alzheimer's patients without any side effects.
At JustLight, we are making this information known to the public and are determined to earn FDA approval for PBM as a viable treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's disease.
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Devices shown in imagery on this page are for demonstrative purposes only. Sunflower Rx™ is not yet available for sale. Sunflower Rx™ is a forward-leaning therapeutic candidate for degenerative disease.

Neurodegenerative

Intervention Comparison

Where drugs aim to slow neurodegenerative decline, photobiomodulation is shown to reverse decline and improve brain function over time.
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No Intervention

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Drug Intervention

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PBM Intervention

Brain Function

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Intervention

Time

Photobiomodulation and Alzheimer's

Photobiomodulation supports recovery from brain injury and reversal of cognitive decline through dozens of positive photochemical reactions.


Healing mechanisms include increased blood flow and energy production, reduced inflammation, and the genesis of new cells.

 

These processes take place when photons are absorbed in the mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase) and ion channels of cells, triggering the activation of signaling pathways, upregulation of transcription factors, and increased expression of protective genes.

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