By James Backer
Sometimes simple and natural therapies work best. A good example for a simple therapy is light therapy for Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common disorder in elderly Americans. Over 5 MILLION Americans suffer from Alzheimer's 13% under age 65 and 87% older than 65. Scientists do not fully understand what causes Alzheimer's disease but age is one of the most important risk factors for it.
Unfortunately, no treatment is yet available to stop the Alzheimer's disease, however there are a few medicines that you can help control behavioral symptoms and light therapy that can help Alzheimer's patients.
What is Light Therapy
Light therapy can treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other conditions that occur with direct exposure to artificial light.
During light therapy, you are exposed to a direct light that simulates natural sun light through a device called a 'light therapy box' or a wake-up alarm clock. Light therapy affects brain chemicals linked to sleep and mood and can ease SAD and other symptoms such as sleep disorders and other conditions.