Blue-white lights may help dementia patients, study says

06/5/2014 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Specialized blue-white lights that may affect circadian responses were associated with improvements in the quality and duration of sleep as well as reductions in depression and agitation in dementia patients cared for in a nursing home, according to a study reported in the journal Sleep and presented at an American Academy of Sleep Medicine conference. Researchers said nursing staff reported that patients in the study were eating better.

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