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Study Helps Explain ‘Sundowning,’ an Anxiety Syndrome in Elderly Dementia Patients

New research provides the best evidence to date that the late-day anxiety and agitation sometimes seen in older institutionalized adults, especially those with dementia, has a biological basis in the brain.

The findings could help explain “sundowning,” a syndrome in which older adults show high levels of anxiety, agitation, general activity and delirium in… Study Helps Explain ‘Sundowning,’ an Anxiety Syndrome in Elderly Dementia Patients   



Treatment with light benefits Alzheimer’s patients, Wayne State University finds

Exposure to light appears to have therapeutic effects on Alzheimer’s disease patients, a Wayne State University researcher has found.

In a study published recently in the Western Journal of Nursing Research, LuAnn Nowak Etcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, reported that patients treated with blue-green light were perceived by their caregivers as having improved… Treatment with light benefits Alzheimer’s patients, Wayne State University finds   



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