Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Human Health / Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

While there is no cure for dementia, we can improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers -

Using light!

What We Do

LHRC researchers have published 40 peer-reviewed journal articles demonstrating the power of light and how it can alleviate dementia's consequences, focusing on factors such as:

Falling asleep faster at night while consolidating sleep


Taking fewer naps and being more alert during the day

Improving mood, behavior, and depressive symptoms

Easing the burden on caregivers

Where We Are Going

(1) Share our knowledge about the power of light to help people with dementia and their caregivers


(2) Continue to develop a deeper understanding of how light reduces the symptoms of dementia, perhaps finding ways to slow the disease's progression

Peer-Reviewed Articles