• The Right Lighting Can Calm Alzheimer's Patients

    23 days ago - By Web MD

    Changing the lighting in nursing homes to regulate residents' sleep and wake cycles helped decrease sleep disturbance, depression and agitation in people with Alzheimer's, the authors of a new study say.
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  • Monitored light intervention helps improve sleep in Alzheimer's disease

    24 days ago - By Healio

    Mariana G. Figueiro
    Daytime light - when carefully delivered and tailored to individual patients' eyes and monitored with a calibrated instrument - can improve sleep, mood and agitation in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, data presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference revealed.
    “The research is important because it is nonpharmacological,” Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, told Healio Psychiatry. “Being
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  • Could Pot-Linked Drug Help Alzheimer's Agitation?

    24 days ago - By Web MD

    Canadian researchers found that a form of synthetic THC - ingredient in pot that gets you high - significantly decreased agitation in a small group of Alzheimer's patients, working even better than the drugs now used.
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