Dementia, ADHD, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Dementia is a devastating neurodegenerative condition that robs individuals of their cognitive abilities, memories, and independence. Emerging research suggests that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may offer promising treatment potential for certain types of dementia.

How HBOT Works

HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, increasing the oxygen dissolved in the bloodstream and delivered to the brain. This enriched oxygen supply can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and the formation of new neural pathways, potentially counteracting the damage caused by dementia.

Potential Benefits for Dementia

Studies indicate that HBOT may enhance neuroplasticity, reduce inflammation, and promote brain cell regeneration in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and other forms of cognitive decline. The pressurized environment of the HBOT chamber also improves oxygen utilization and mitochondrial function within brain cells, bolstering their resilience against degenerative processes.


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is another condition where HBOT is being explored as a potential treatment. The increased oxygen supply to the brain could help improve focus, attention, and overall cognitive function in individuals with ADHD.

Clinical Trials and Future Research

While more extensive clinical trials are needed, early evidence suggests that regular HBOT sessions could help stabilize or even reverse certain symptoms of dementia, offering hope to patients and their families. The potential benefits for ADHD are also being investigated, with initial results showing promise.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact your Oxygen Health System Representative for further information at (630) 812-7865 or by emailing us at