By Marilyn Raichle
Alzheimer's Reading Room
I walked out of my mother’s room in Assisted Living, counted to three and realized that, inside the comfort of her room, Mom had no memory of my having been there.
“So why visit?” I hear people say. “She won’t remember you anyway.”
Is that true?
The research tells us that a pleasant experience releases endorphins that have a positive effect on a person with dementia even after the experience is forgotten.
Reason enough—but for me the answer is more personal. I know it makes a difference.