Brightening the lights for elderly people with dementia, in combination with a daily dose of the sleep hormone melatonin, improved their mood, sleep, and overall well-being, Dutch researchers said on Tuesday.
"The strong point of our findings was that effects were so prominent over a wide range of measurements of different aspects of functioning, suggesting a very strong improvement of the quality of life," said Eus van Someren of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, in Amsterdam.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Bright lights slow dementia patients’ decline
My mother often tries to sit in a dark room. I find that sunlight from windows and brighter lamps at night brighten her miood.