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Innovators in Residential Healthcare: Circadian Principles & Practice

Dr. Shelly James, Founder of Age of Light Innovations Group, is hosting a webinar, Innovators in Residential Healthcare: Circadian Lighting Principles & Practice, to share best practices in circadian lighting for residential healthcare facilities. Current research suggests that lighting that actively supports a robust day-night (or ‘circadian’) cycle in older people with dementia can significantly benefit sleep, mood, and other issues, such as falls, agitation, and cognitive decline. This, in turn, creates a healthier, happier, and more attractive workplace for staff.

This forum brings together scientists studying principles of circadian lighting in residential healthcare facilities that care for people with dementia and healthcare providers who are seeing the results in real-world settings. These early adopters are reporting clear improvements in resident outcomes and staff satisfaction.

Banner with event info: Innovators in Residential Healthcare: Circadian Lighting Principals & Practice.

Dementia is currently the seventh leading cause of death among all diseases and a major cause of disability and dependency among older people globally. The residential healthcare sector, already at a breaking point, is facing increasing pressure as millions of new cases of dementia are diagnosed each year.  There is an urgent need and a compelling business case for residential care facilities to adopt technologies that improve resident outcomes and increase staff satisfaction.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Russell Foster – Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, Chair Department of Ophthalmology, Oxford Univesity
  • Professor Shadab Rahman – Associate Neuroscientist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Professor Stuart Peirson – Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, Oxford University
  • Ed Russell & Jo Cheshire – CEO & Director of Marketing and Communications, WCS Care, Warwickshire, UK
  • Kirsten Sørensen Gosvig – Center Care Manager, Hillerod, Denmark
  • Michelle Borreson – Gunderson Health System


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

15:00 – 17:00 GMT  (10 am – 12 pm Eastern)

Online & free to attend.

The session is for anyone passionate about the health and well-being of people living with dementia. Click here to learn more and register.R

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