What is Alzheimer?
Alzheimer is a progressive disease affecting the cerebral of the patient. It is usually associated with the loss of nerve cells and nerve cell contacts. The symptoms of this disease are amnesia, confusedness, and disorientation. As the disease advances the mental abilities of the patient worsen noticeably. After a few years, the sick person depends on outside help, because they aren’t able to solve everyday tasks, anymore.
However, Alzheimer is a disease that not only affects the Patient but also his family and close friends. Especially difficult for the relatives is that the person concerned doesn’t even recognize their friends, husband and even their children. As the disease advances the patients lose their ability to talk and even their personality.
Even though we don’t know how or why Alzheimer occurs there are still some microscopic changes in the patients brain: For instance, extracellular deposition of proteins and intracellular fibroid accumulation of proteins. Unfortunately, Alzheimer isn’t curable because dead nerve cells cannot be regenerated. However, a therapy can slow down the progress of the disease.
Alzheimer and bone marrow concentrate with stem cells treatment
In contrary to other treatments based on medication, that only blinds out the symptoms for a short period, the Elisées Clinic works on a basis free from medication. Our methods aim at the chemical change in the patient’s brain. Thus, the quality of life of the patient is able to improve considerably.
We treat our Alzheimer patients with a lumbar puncture, where the rehashed bone marrow concentrate with stem cells s will be injected into the cerebrospinal fluid, which in turn transports the cells through the spinal canal up to the brain. However, there is another method to treat this disease: namely to implant the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells s directly into the brain. Those two methods differ from one another through the aspect, that the lumbar puncture is an ambulant and the surgical procedure a stationary treatment. The last procedure requires a stay of 10 nights in Germany. In turn the lumbar puncture only requires a stay of 4 to 5 nights.
Bone marrow concentrate with stem cells treatment
The third day the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells s got reapplicated to the patient, either through a lumbar puncture or through a surgery. The surgery however, implies a general anaesthetic.
The next day the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells s are reimplanted to the patient by lumbar puncture. The spinal needle is inserted into the spinal vertebra (between L4 and L5) under local anaesthesia and a small amount of spinal fluid is removed. One part of the spinal fluid is mixed with the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells solution. This mixed solution in turn is injected back into the patients spinal fluid. After the treatment the patient is advised to remain for a few hours in the recovery room.
Bone marrow concentrate with stem cells implantation
First of all the physical and functional damnification of the patient’s brain is identified by a computer tomography and a PET. Only if the affected areas are located, the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells s will be implanted. For this purpose we use a so called neuronavigation system, which allows us to apply the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells very precisely. The whole surgery is performed by a general anaesthesia.
Patients undergoing a lumbar puncture are required to remain in town at the day oft he treatment, for general safety purposes.
Depending on the healing process the patient is even required to remain 9 to 10 nights in the clinic.
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