About a year ago I read an article in the AARP magazine about a study being done with the use of Vielight for depression and Alzheimer’s. I was so excited to read about it because 10 years ago my mother had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and soon she would be moving here to Tennessee where there would be more family support for her with my sister who also moved here and one of our brother’s living here. My husband and I did a lot of research and were determined God had given us an answer to my mom’s disease. But we were not sure we could make the investment.
In February my mom moved in with us. My husband and I were overwhelmed with all that came at us. All that we had been warned about by our doctor friends was happening. She was aggressive, confused, escaping in the middle of the night and very scared. That was it we had to have the Vielight. We contacted Dr. Berman and as soon as we received the Vielight I got on the phone with him and did a skype call so he could show me the positions I needed to use and start the therapy.
I am excited to tell you that my mom now lives in her own home (with full time care takers of course). She is happy and very active. She volunteers with her caretaker at a local thrift store and realizes she lives in a very peaceful community in Tennessee. She talks to her friends on the phone and is able to share with us how her friends are doing after having a conversation with them. She still shows signs of the disease but I believe that we have halted the progression and may even turned but the clock on the bloody thing.
We hope to have my mom with us a very long time. She has no other medical issues and the Vielight has been an answer to prayers.
The placebo effect has solid neurophysiological and biochemical roots that need to be appreciated for their direct influence over clinical outcomes, i.e., recovery of functioning and healing. Psychotherapy and neurofeedback and all the 'softer' (noninvasive) interventions now can be better understood for their role in treatment.
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