Research Note: A self-luminous light table for persons with Alzheimer's disease

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Abstract

Light can be used to consolidate sleep in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, but the light delivery method is one of the greatest challenges for successful treatment. Based on our field observations, it was hypothesised that a self-luminous light table would be a practical way to deliver light because persons with Alzheimer's disease typically spend a significant amount of time sitting at tables. Compared to a baseline week, sleep percent and efficiency significantly increased and agitation and depression scores significantly decreased during the four intervention weeks. The self-luminous light table was an effective and practical method to deliver circadian-effective light to persons with Alzheimer's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-259
Number of pages7
JournalLighting Research and Technology
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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