Monday, January 28, 2008

An Alzheimer's Hat -- will it work?

Too crazy, too goofy, too good to be true, warn experts on the debilitating disease.

InLONDON, England... What if the secret to stopping the progression of Alzheimer's disease -- and perhaps even reversing its ravages -- lay in the use of a special hat?

Nevertheless, a team of British researchers is showcasing a bizarre-looking contraption that they say could stimulate the healing and regeneration of brain cells using a specific wavelength of infrared light -- a category of radiation most often associated with heat energy.

And human trials on the Alzheimer's hat are even scheduled to begin this summer.