Some ADRD patients spend as much as 40% of the night awake, creating increased risk through falls and injury if they get out of bed and extra worry and tiredness for family, nurses or carers. Clinical research has shown that light can help correct the rest/activity cycles of ADRD patients. There’s also evidence it can help with agitation and aggression as well as depression in this group.
- Increased Visual Comfort
- Improved Sleep Patterns
- Strengthens and accelerates the healing process
- Balances bodily functions –
- Sleep cycles
- Aids muscle recovery and bone health
- Reduces feelings of Anxiety
- Reduces Stress
- Increased Cognitive Ability
- Helps bolster our mood
Sunlight will only penetrate a building, as much as the windows will allow and this may be just a couple metres inside. However, on the other hand when you have bright sunny days, it may be necessary to close blinds or curtains to prevent glare .
This can result in patients not getting enough of the circadian effect to help in regulating their bodily functions. For patients in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, the correct level of daylight will greatly enhance the quality of patients’ lives.
Correct Levels of Light
With the Ewindow, patients will get their circadian light source and the correct level of light for each time of day. This is excellent, not only for individuals eye comfort but also for their psychological well-being, because it encourages the secretion of the Serotonin Hormone in our brain. Incorrect levels of lighting is one of the reasons why ‘Sun Downing’ in Alzheimer’s Patients may occur.
Simulates from Dawn to Dusk
The Ewindow simulates daylight from dawn to dusk. There have been many studies completed on Alzheimer’s Disease and related Dementia (See File ARDA Patients) sufferers where Dawn to Dusk Simulation for the patients has been proven to improve their sleeping patterns, reduce their evening time agitation from the Sun Downing effect and improve the patients daytime wakefulness. Another reason why Sun Downing occurs is the ‘disturbance to the 24-hour ‘body clock’.
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