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Ex-Wales star Alix Popham provides hope to former rugby stars struggling with dementia by revealing the life-changing affect of experimental mind therapy in Mexico


  • Former rugby stars affected by dementia have been provided future hope
  • Ex-Wales star Alix Popham revealed the life-changing affect of mind therapy 
  • Popham estimated his mind had suffered as much as 100,000 sub-concussions

Former rugby stars affected by early onset dementia and possible continual traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have been given hope for the longer term.

It comes after ex-Wales star Alix Popham revealed the life-changing affect experimental mind therapy in Mexico has had on him following his devastating analysis in April 2020.

Popham was informed he had early onset dementia after estimating his mind had suffered as much as 100,000 sub-concussions over the course of his 13-year skilled profession.

The 44-year-old is the primary former skilled sportsman to bear this therapy in South America being performed by pioneering American biotech agency Neurocytonix for incurable neurological issues.

‘Issues are rather a lot higher. I do not lose my practice of thought wherever close to as a lot,’ Popham mentioned.

Alix Popham (second left) has revealed the positive impact of experimental brain treatment

Alix Popham (second left) has revealed the constructive affect of experimental mind therapy

The Mexican treatment could give future hope to rugby stars diagnosed with dementia

The Mexican therapy may give future hope to rugby stars recognized with dementia

Popham said there was an improvement, which he noticed after three days of treatment

Popham mentioned there was an enchancment, which he observed after three days of therapy

‘I may really feel constructive indicators after day three. I might undergo with complications within the afternoons throughout my profession and in retirement. Some afternoons I must lay in a darkish room.

‘It (the Mexico therapy) was a really constructive step ahead for me. There are such a lot of ex-players who’re struggling, suicidal and depressed and now we have acquired to present them hope.’

Popham first observed one thing was mistaken along with his well being when he could not bear in mind his approach dwelling from a motorbike trip. 

He was ultimately recognized with early onset dementia and possible CTE and is one among 350 former rugby gamers suing the sport’s governing physique for damages.

Many different ex-sports stars are in the identical boat however Popham’s experiences give trigger for positivity. 

Though the therapy is awaiting regulatory approval within the UK and the science nonetheless must be confirmed by medical trial, Popham has mentioned his life is now in a a lot better place.

The therapy in Mexico, which Popham first obtained in March 2021, is designed to stimulate mind regeneration to revive the construction of the nervous system. It’s seen as a brand new strategy in treating neurological ailments equivalent to cerebral palsy and traumatic mind accidents.

‘I have been 4 instances in complete – thrice for therapy and one time only for scans to watch my progress,’ Popham mentioned.

‘They’re more than happy with the way in which I am progressing and the opposite six gamers who’ve been for therapy are displaying constructive indicators as properly.

The ex-Wales star has made four trips since 2021, including one for scans to monitor progress

The ex-Wales star has made 4 journeys since 2021, together with one for scans to watch progress

The treatment is designed to stimulate brain regeneration to restore the nervous system

The therapy is designed to stimulate mind regeneration to revive the nervous system

Popham and wife Mel will try to fund a UK clinical trial through the Head for Change charity

Popham and spouse Mel will attempt to fund a UK medical trial by the Head for Change charity

‘It’s much like an MRI machine. It is silent not like an MRI and it is non-invasive. It is fairly enjoyable when you find yourself within the tunnel. They know as an organization that the science must be confirmed.

‘I am affected person zero – the primary skilled sportsman to have this therapy on this planet.’

Soccer pundit Chris Kamara has been handled at Neurocytonix in Mexico earlier this yr after his speech dysfunction impacted on his commentary.

Popham and his spouse Mel will likely be doing all that they’ll to fund the medical trial within the UK by fundraising by Head for Change – the charity they launched collectively after his analysis.

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