How Lighting Affects Alzheimer’s

As America ages, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is becoming more prevalent. Research continues on both the cause and treatment of the condition, focusing on the best methods for increasing Alzheimer’s patient care and comfort.

In a recent article by Residential Lighting, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lighting Research Center has done extensive research showing that abnormal sleep patterns in Alzheimer’s patients are frequently caused by inadequate lighting levels which increase agitation, depression and intensified disease progression.

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Quoizel & Social Media

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Twitter. Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories and ideas. Quoizel joined Twitter to engage consumers in conversation and to develop relationships. As a recent Forbes article remarked, ”If you don’t engage your customers – and fail to create two-way communication – what’s the point?” Click here to follow Quoizel on Twitter!

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Choose a Light Fixture that Goes With Your Home

There is a feeling of calm confidence that comes with having a place of your own, isn’t there? And we here at Quoizel think there is a feeling of order and satisfaction that comes from having the appropriate light fixture.  Here is how to choose a light fixture that compliments the architecture and interior design of your house.

Define the style of your existing architecture. Choose a term that describes that style, be it Mediterranean, English, French, contemporary, etc. Once you have found the right term, research online to get even more specific. (For example, styles of English architecture include Georgian, English country, Edwardian, etc.) Type in your specific search term to get specialized results.

  • Write down words that describe how your interior feels. Is it warm, calm, energetic, feminine, or masculine? What other words can you think of to describe your home?

  • Think of what purpose you need the light to serve. Do you need soft light to dine by or bright light to cook or clean by? Specify dimmers for almost every light in your house so you can change the mood of a space with lighting.

To find the light fixture that is right for your home, visit Quoizel at www.quoizel.com

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Designing with Light in a Bedroom

 
When creating a lighting scheme for a bedroom, you will want to consider options that produce an environment that’s both relaxing and conducive to rest but still bright enough to navigate when the shades are drawn closed.  This can be achieved through a gentle blend of both general and task lighting that fits your particular needs.  How much of each type of lighting needs to be present, will be based on your lifestyle, age and whether you like to read before going to sleep.  General lighting along with table lamps, wall lights or sconces can give you the illumination you need to dress and see into drawers and closets. 
 
 Quoizel Lighting offers a wide variety of bedroom lighting that is both attractive and practical. 

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