Jan 12, 2011


"The body, like everything else in life, is a mirror of our inner thoughts and beliefs," Louise Hay.

In the article, The Vanishing Mind: Giving Alzheimer’s Patients Their Way, Even Chocolate, By PAM BELLUCK Published: December 31, 2010 in the NY Times, she states,
"New research suggests emotion persists after cognition deteriorates. In a University of Iowa study, people with brain damage producing Alzheimer’s-like amnesia viewed film clips evoking tears and sadness (“Sophie’s Choice,” “Steel Magnolias”), or laughter and happiness (Bill Cosby, “America’s Funniest Home Videos”).

Six minutes later, participants had trouble recalling the clips. But 30 minutes later, emotion evaluations showed they still felt sad or happy, often more than participants with normal memories. The more memory-impaired patients retained stronger emotions."

We watch a lot of movies which evoke sadness, laughter, well-being, and it is my observation that this is helpful to Dwane's emotional state. It is reassuring to see that research supports this. We listen to music for the same reason.

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