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Light Therapy Improves Sleep, Cuts Depression in Dementia Patients

Medscape Medical News   Pauline Anderson July 27, 2018   CHICAGO — A lighting intervention that closely mimics natural light improves sleep efficiency and reduces depression and agitation in nursing home residents who have dementia. These effects appear to increase over time, new research shows. “This is a simple intervention that can be implemented in every nursing… Read more »

Daily Intellectual Activity May Prevent, Delay Dementia

Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry News Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW July 09, 2018 Active participation in intellectual activities, such as reading and playing board games or card games, may delay or prevent dementia in older adults, even if these activities take place in late life, new research suggests. Investigators studied more than 15,000 adults aged 65… Read more »