How Light Therapy Can Help Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

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In this Breakfast Television video, Stella Aquisto talks about the use of light therapy to treat Alzheimer's disease patients.

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Aquisto explains a 12-week study that showed Alzheimer's patients who underwent light therapy were able to sleep better and had improved speech. The patients were required to wear the headpiece for 15 hours a day, six days a week but results showed many experienced improved memory and independence and some even saw a reduction in incontinence issues.

However, the therapy only works as a continued treatment, researchers found that once the patient stopped wearing the headset, the positive outcomes diminished quickly.

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