Tag Archives: Light Therapy

Translations of a Collection of Norwegian Dementia-Related Systematic Reviews (NIPH / JAMA Network Open)

Summary The Norwegian Directorate of Health commissioned the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) to produce a series of evidence reviews – dating back to 2014 (and earlier) – with a view to the development of national evidence-based guidelines. These … Continue reading

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Review of Interventions for BPSD: a SENATOR-ONTOP Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent broad-ranging systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) covers (i) sensory stimulation, including acupressure, aromatherapy, massage / touch therapy, light therapy and sensory gardens, (ii) cognitive / emotion-oriented interventions including cognitive … Continue reading

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Flashing Light: A Potential Alternative to Drug Treatment to Prevent Amyloid Plaque Formation? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Animal research on genetically modified mice suggests that a specialised form of flashing light therapy might help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. It appears that shining a strobe light, flashing at a rate of 40Hz, into rodents’ eyes … Continue reading

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Review of Interventions Which May Potentially Delay Functional Decline in Persons With Dementia (BMJ Open)

Summary The authors examined 23 systematic reviews about the benefits of non-pharmacological, pharmacological and alternative therapies on activities of daily living (ADL) in people with dementia. Interventions thought to be effective (based on evidence sometimes judged to be “low quality”) … Continue reading

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Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline (American College of Physicians Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers / Annals of Internal Medicine / Wounds UK)

Summary The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on risk assessment and prevention for pressure ulcers. Two related articles, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, cover recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers, and assess the … Continue reading

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Light Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review examines the effectiveness of light therapy in improving cognition, activities of daily living (ADLs), sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. The authors could find no evidence of any effect of light therapy … Continue reading

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Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: Comparative Effectiveness (AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A high quality systematic review has been published recently on the treatment of pressure ulcers. Readers may opt to read either the study report in full, or a summary version (two articles) in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “Moderate-strength … Continue reading

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