Alzheimer's Patients Can Suffer Effects Of Negligent Nursing Home Care Long After Forgetting Actual Events That Occurred

A recent study by a university points to evidence that Alzheimer’s patients may suffer the effects of negligent care long after the memory of the events are gone. The study involved Alzheimer’s patients watching movies that were sad or happy. After watching the movie, their memory of the events of the movie were tested. They were also tested on their state of emotions for a period of time after the movie.

Although they could not remember the movie details, the feelings of happiness or sadness lasted for up to an hour after the patients watched the movies. “Quite strikingly, the less the patients remembered about the films, the longer their sadness lasted,” the university noted in a press release. “While sadness tended to last a little longer than happiness, both emotions far outlasted the memory of the films. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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