How Lighting Affects Alzheimer’s

This Taylor light can be mounted as an uplight or downlight.

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.

If you are caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s, it may be necessary to install additional indoor lighting and change the color and wattage in fixtures already in place. It’s important to ensure that daytime lighting is bright enough so that your loved one can continue their daily routines with a greater degree of alertness. During the evening hours, it is extremely important to keep the correct degree of lighting so that mood disruption is kept to a minimum, along with lessening falls and sleep interruption.

Our experienced Quoizel dealers understand what a sensitive situation caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s is and are here to offer assistance. All our Quoizel showrooms offer a wide range of lighting selections for your entire home.

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