A new paper on the emotional life of a patient with Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been published by Dr. Justin Feinstein at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research and his colleagues at the University of Iowa. Their research shows that patients with AD can experience emotion that persists beyond the patient's memory for the event that caused the emotion and highlights the importance promoting positive emotional experiences as part the care and management of Alzheimer's disease.
The article was recently published in the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. To download a PDF copy of the article, please click here. The William K. Warren Foundation has generously provided support to allow the study to be available for open access to the public.
The results of this study have garnered positive attention from the press through the following sources:
U.S. News and World Report Health
National Public Radio
Congratulations to Dr. Feinstein and his collaborators on this important contribution to the Alzheimer's disease literature.