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Caring for seniors with beginning or late stages of dementia is difficult at best, but avoiding the topic will only lead to greater problems among those you serve. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized this need and initiated a new national partnership to improve dementia care across different senior care facilities.
While dementia is usually characterized by memory loss, seniors with this condition also experience agitation, depression and abnormal sleep schedules. Typically, these symptoms are controlled using medications; however, the results of two recent studies find that light therapy reduces agitation, depression and helps normalize sleep schedules for seniors with dementia.