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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Wendy is a proven blogger and social media manager who has helped to build online communities for businesses and organizations. She currently heads the website’s social outreach online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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