Dr. Christopher recently finished phase one of clinical trials on a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease called intra-cerebro ventricular injection of autologous mesenchymal stem cells. He basically took fat cells from Jack Sage’s body, spun them down to stem cells and then injected them back in to Sage’s brain.
The first phase of the trial was just to see if the procedure was safe – but the real effect has been a measurable improvement in Jack Sage’s Alzheimer’s symptoms.
More than eight years after his brain went foggy, four years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and two years since he began an innovative and extremely invasive therapy, Sage said he is being flooded by memories that seem new, or, at the very least, feel easier to retrieve. His doctor, Christopher Duma, hopes Jack Sage goes down in history as the one-man turning point in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.