Light therapy device helps improve some symptoms of dementia

Author: No Comments Share:
New Scientist Default Image

Exposure to bright daytime light may help relieve symptoms of dementia

Getty Images

Daytime exposure to bright light may help improve sleep and relieve some dementia symptoms in older people by strengthening their circadian rhythms. These 24-hour biological cycles enable our bodies to switch tasks and recuperate by synchronising specific activities, including sleep, with day and night.

As we age, the lenses of our eyes grow cloudier, meaning less light reaches photoreceptive cells in the retina that connect to the body’s master clock in the brain, called the suprachiasmatic nucleus. That can be problematic, as daylight helps keep our biological …

New Scientist – Home

Previous Article

Dream Jamie Murphy Motherwell return would be huge for Europe hopes says ex-teammate

Next Article

Planetary Mass Objects Discovered in Other Galaxies

You may also like

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com