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coronal view of the hippocampus brain region

Alzheimer's Patients Can Still Feel the Emotion Long After the Memories Have Vanished

A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence—good or bad—on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients may not remember a recent visit by a loved one or having been neglected by staff at a nursing home, but those actions can have a lasting impact on how they feel.

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