Light treatment for neuropsychiatric behaviors in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Light treatment for neuropsychiatric behaviors in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Glenna A Dowling and Carla L Graf and Erin M. Hubbard and Jay S Luxenberg},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={29 8},
Neuropsychiatric behaviors are common in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and make both professional and lay caregiving difficult. Light therapy has been somewhat successful in ameliorating disruptive behaviors. This randomized trial tested the effects of morning or afternoon bright light exposure compared with usual indoor light on the presence, frequency, severity, and occupational disruptiveness of neuropsychiatric behaviors in nursing home residents with AD. Light was administered for 1… CONTINUE READING