A new treatment has been found by researchers in Scotland that can drastically help in the improvement of memory and mental performance in older people. The new treatment involves an experimental compound that was found to be effective on ageing mice.
The ageing mice was found to have improved cognitive abilities and also showed better memory. The breakthrough treatment was discovered by scientists at the University of Edinburg and the tests were also conducted by the same researchers.
The new compound has been aimed at people, who tend to lose their mental abilities as they get older. Though, absent mindedness and forgetfulness are common problems faced by ageing people and are acceptable in the society, the experimental treatment would help the older group of people in improving their quality of life.
A professor involved in the study at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Jonathan Seckl stated that old mice also experience same problems as old people. Thus, the experimental compound 11beta-HSD1 was used on an ageing mouse, after administering the compound it was found in the experiment that the compound prevented the mice from forgetting things and helped immensely in the improvement of memory for the mouse.
Though, the effects of the compound were only visible after 10 days of the course.