The New York Times - Empathy Without Boundaries - Judith Graham

 – June 6, 2013  –– 

New research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that emotional contagion is heightened in people with mild cognitive impairment (M.C.I.) and Alzheimer’s. And the greater the level of cognitive deterioration, the more pronounced this emotional mirroring seems to be. Mary Sano, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, called the study “fascinating” and said, “We talk so much about the cognitive loss in M.C.I. and Alzheimer’s, but in fact the emotional disturbance is equally problematic.”
- Dr. Mary Sano, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Professor, Psychiatry, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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