Terry’s journey led him to the foundation of HomeoLux®, which takes its name from the Greek word that means “same light”. It is representative of how Terry turned his family’s devastating diagnosis into something that will benefit the millions of families living with Alzheimer’s and dementia today. BEACON40® is a light that mimics the brain’s healthy frequency of 40Hz. Terry says the lights are like a vitamin for your brain. They are safe and silent and fit easily into your daily routines. While the majority of early adopters are people with early-onset cognitive issues or those who care for someone with cognitive issues, everyone can benefit from 40Hz light therapy. Terry keeps a BEACON40® on his desk and he turns it on every day. He says it helps the body sustain itself in a natural way and keeps him feeling sharp and focused. BEACON40® can be placed on a desk or table -- the user doesn’t need to stare at it. It is environmental, like a candle casting a nurturing light. The benefits of 40Hz light therapy are not noticeable overnight, but users report improvement in mood, better sleep, a return of memory, and more social engagement.
Jana asked about maintaining healthy habits during this unprecedented time. Terry says the pandemic has placed a strain on people everywhere and of all ages but has especially impacted those with cognitive decline because of the way it isolates people from their families. Stimulation such as music, art, and dance therapy are essential and are very important to one’s well being. Contact and interaction are equally as important. Terry suggests online game nights and family phone calls as ways to maintain connections with other people. And because daily routines have changed drastically, he encourages structure and repeated events to avoid surprises. The pandemic has also resulted in added stress for caregivers. He emphasized that caregivers need to take care of themselves. 40% of caretakers pass away before the person they provide care for due to stress-related diseases. Terry recommends fresh air and exercise and to implement these activities into a schedule or they’ll be left behind.