Today is the greatest: a psychological follow up

In my last article I talked about how my father's Alzheimer's disease and how I could interpret his emotional response to my mother's toast on their 50th anniversary. Now I want to share a little about what I've learned from psychology, in particular Dan Schacter's "Searching for Memory". Explicit memory and Implicit memory In Alzheimer's, like … Continue reading Today is the greatest: a psychological follow up

TODAY IS THE GREATEST: a question about emotional memory in Alzheimer’s 

My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and my dad teared up. This is remarkable for a few reasons: 1) he's a Marine (there are no ex-Marines) 2) while a very passionate person, he only ever cried in sadness and melancholy, not in joy 3) he has advancing Alzheimer's disease When my mother raised … Continue reading TODAY IS THE GREATEST: a question about emotional memory in Alzheimer’s