About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases each year. Therefore, Dementia is a leading cause of disability and impairments in older people. Numerous new treatments are being studied in various stages of clinical trials. Previous studies have shown that additional intermittent hypoxic training combined with physical activity enhances the positive effects of exercise on cognitive performance and quality of life in the elderly.
The team led by Prof. Schega from the Department of Health and Physical Activity at the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg (Faculty of Human Sciences, Institute III, Sports Sciences) is currently conducting the clinical study “Effects of intermittent hypoxia-hyperoxia on cognitive function, mobility and wellbeing in patients with dementia”. ReOxy devices are used to provide patients with medical intermittent hypoxia therapy in a safe and user-friendly manner.