Awareness & Advice

Seminar on Dementia & Senior Living Environments – 11th May 2016

The seminar is intended to provide a clearer understanding of how a dementia care home environment can be designed to create harmony as well as enhance health and well-being of people with dementia, so as to help them to live independently for much longer.

There are six companies presenting and they will provide a complete overview of their services and products to an audience of care professionals, design professionals and individuals looking for new ideas and practical solutions to help those with dementia.

Our company Lighting for Health will present the the need and benefits of good quality lighting and focus on introducing a 24 hour lighting solution within dementia care environments.

The seminar is held on the 11th May 2016 from 9:30 – 14:00 at DW Stadium, Wigan.

ORIGO – Light Therapy Device

Origo is both an easily moveable design lamp and a stylish bright light device.
The upper part of Origo forms a smooth handle making it easy to carry from one place to another. Origo is also available in a dimmable version.
The medium sizes in the Origo luminaire line is a bright light device. The sculpted floor lamp Original L and the sympathetic table lamp Origo S design lamps.

Therapy distance: 65cm (2500lux), 30cm (10,000lux)

Dimensions: Height 80cm; Diameter 24cm

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Blue light and sleep, mental alertness and health

“Daytime” spectrum light sources, flat LED TV and computer screens, white LED streetlamps have exposed us to a lot more BLUE AND ULTRAVIOLET light in recent years, especially at night. According to Guiliano, V (2012) greater exposure to blue light supresses melatonin, changes the circadian sleep rhythm, changes alertness and could be the source of psychological and disease-susceptibility disturbances.

Our vision depends on light, yet blue light has also non-visual effects on health. The daily light and dark cycle regulates the biological clock and when well adjusted creates a sense of wellbeing.

To read more about blue light and sleep, mental alertness and health >>

One hour of exercise a week ‘can halve dementia risk’

Some simple lifestyle changes can help lower our risk of developing dementia.

Link to lowering the risk of developing dementia >>

Eye tests ‘could spot’ early Alzheimer’s disease

New research suggests that simple regular eye checks could be used to identify Alzheimer’s disease at a very early stage, long before any symptoms.

Link to Eye tests could spot early Alzheimer’s disease in Telegraph >>

Light + Building in Frankfurt 2014

The Light + Building in Frankfurt is the leading lighting trade fair in Europe. Around 2,300 exhibitors show their innovations in lighting products and technology.

Read more >>> http://light-building.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/de/besucher/willkommen.html

Healthcare Innovation Expo 2014

The Healthcare Innovation Expo is a health and care event hosted by NHS England. The Expo is designed to give everyone the tools and the reasons to make positive changes in health and care.

Should you be interested in attending the event: www.healthcareinnovationexpo.com