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Lighting May Increase Quality of Life for People With Alzheimer’s

Posted May 14 2009 4:31pm

A Dutch study has shown promising results in increasing the quality of life for people with Alzheimer's. MSNBC.com reported on the study in an article titled "Bright lights slow dementia patients' decline." The Dutch study also used the hormone melatonin, which has been shown to help the body regulate sleep cycles. In this study, the combination of the two - lights and melatonin - showed as much improvement in the person with Alzheimer's as many showed with some drugs. Unlike drugs, there were no side effects.

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