Zapping the brain with infrared light could boost dementia patients’ memory and muscle control, a study claims.

Durham University scientists found using a specially equipped helmet to beam invisible waves of light into healthy brains improved people’s memories and thought processing.

They said it could pave the way for a dementia therapy – the condition is incurable and affects around 850,000 people in the UK.

The £7,250 helmet works by forcing brain cells to boost their energy levels – which fall in people with dementia – and encouraging blood flow so the brain gets more oxygen.... Read More: The Sun