SAFE and EFFECTIVE Alzheimer’s treatment? (Finally!)

Most of us will know or love someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

It’s a devastating condition that slowly steals one’s independence, memories, and identity.

So, finding ways to help AD patients (and their caregivers) is imperative.

And, according to a new study, this non-drug therapy could work wonders…

Troubling symptoms

AD doesn’t just affect memory.

While that aspect of the disease can be awful and torturous, the illness is also accompanied by sleep disturbances and psychological behaviors (like apathy, depression, agitation, and aggression).

And those are the behaviors that often create the most troublesome aspect of the disease. (Imagine having to watch a loved one no longer want to bathe, get dressed, or eat food—on top of not really recognizing you anymore.)

Often, when I’m taking care of Alzheimer’s patients, I’m writing prescriptions to help minimize those behaviors.

But the hard truth is, those drugs can create similar side effects, potentially contributing to some of those behaviors. So really, it’s a lose-lose situation.

That’s why this finding offers new hope…

Because researchers found light therapy, or photobiomodulation, can lead to significant improvements in sleep and psycho-behavioral symptoms of AD.

Simple, non-invasive, and effective

This form of therapy uses light energy to stimulate the suprachiasmic nucleus (SCN), a part of the brain that helps regulate sleep.

In this meta-analysis of 15 high-quality research trials, researchers discovered that light therapy significantly:

  • Improved sleep efficacy (the amount of time spent asleep while in bed)
  • Boosted interdaily stability (the strength of one’s circadian rhythms)
  • Reduced intradaily variability (how often someone transitions between rest and activity during the day)

Plus, among Alzheimer’s patients, it helped alleviate feelings of depression—while also reducing patient agitation and caregiver burden.

Some of that sounds pretty scientific. But in my view, the takeaway is simple: A non-drug therapy can make a dramatic quality-of-life difference to AD patients.

Of course, I shouldn’t be too surprised by these findings. Light therapy has also been clinically proven to help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)—another form of depression that typically occurs during the winter, when the days grow shorter and darker.

(I suffered from SAD until I switched the lightbulbs in my home and office to full-spectrum versions—it makes a huge difference for me!)

This non-drug therapy appears to be safe, with no side effects reported. And better still, it’s easy enough to take advantage of in the comfort of your own home!

In fact, full-spectrum light bulbs are inexpensive. And there are some standalone red light therapy devices available to consumers. (Red light therapy is a type of photobiomodulation therapy.)

A quick Google search can help you determine prices and availability. And I highly encourage anyone who is a caregiver or who knows someone with AD to give it a go—there’s nothing to lose and perhaps, a whole lot to gain.

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“Light therapy may improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.” ScienceDaily, 12/06/2023. (