Want to know what Good Light can do for dementia?
We've added a new Good Light project! A nursing home for people with dementia started to use biodynamic lighting. Before they started using the Good Light, there was a lot of behavioural disturbances and tumult in the nursing home which expressed itself especially at night when some residents started banging the doors, dragging furniture or even physically fighting each other.
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The lamps help to regulate the residents' biological clocks, improving their day-night rhythm. But this does not automatically eliminate all sleeping problems, Engeline says: "If the behavioural disturbances are caused by an irregular rhythm, the lamps will resolve this. But a lamp does not replace an employee. The employee simply has more time left to help people. To help the people who are awake or restless for other reasons, for example because they are in pain or suffer from sleep anxiety."
Read more about the project here