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Touch: A Link to Emotional Memory for People with Alzheimer’s disease.

People often avoid visiting loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. They
avoid it because they assume that the visit won’t be remembered so what
difference does it make? Today on NPR I heard a great interview with Justin Feinstein, a graduate student in neuropsychology at the University of Iowa. He reported on a fascinating study published in the National Academy of Sciences that finds that that the emotion tied to a memory lingers in the mind even after the memory is gone. Read more

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