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Therapy Light Rooms for Improved Sleep in Dementia Patients (DEM.LIGHT)

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The project is a randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of light exposure by therapy light rooms on sleep, circadian rhythm and behavioural and functioning in nursing home patients with dementia. The study is registered in clinical trials: NCT 03357328

Publications:

Hjetland, G. J., Pallesen, S., Thun, E., Kolberg, E., Nordhus, I. H., & Flo, E. (2020). Light interventions and sleep, circadian, behavioral, and psychological disturbances in dementia: A systematic review of methods and outcomes. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 101310. The article is available in the main thesis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2020.101310

Hjetland, G. J., Nordhus, I. H., Pallesen, S., Cummings, J., Tractenberg, R. E., Thun, E., Kolberg, E., Flo, E. (2020). An actigraphy-based validation study of the Sleep Disorder Inventory in the nursing home. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 173. The article is available in the main thesis. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00173