Posts Tagged ‘alzheimers’

Full-Spectrum Light (issue 41)

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.



I’ve Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
So, this year I am testing out full spectrum light bulbs. They are supposed to provide light rays similar to those of the sun and are (supposedly) the best thing short of medication for treating seasonal depression. It’s like a little ball of sunshine in the corner of my office!

Alzheimer’s and full-spectrum lighting

Friday, October 8th, 2010

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease

Special lighting and window glass can help calm Alzheimer’s patients, improving their quality of life and making life easier for their caregivers, according to a yearlong SIUC (Southern Illinois University Carbondale – Fall 2005) study.

Melinda LaGarce, an associate professor of interior design, conducted the research, a follow-up to a preliminary study she did with two other SIUC researchers.