Amnesia In 50 First Dates

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50 First Dates a romantic comedy movie released in 2004 produced by Sony Pictures, it is about Adam Sandler’s character, Henry Roth, meeting Drew Barrymore’s character, Lucy Whitmore, at Hukilau Cafe. They both start to develop feelings for each other and agreed to meet the next morning however, Lucy does not remember meeting Henry. He is then pulled aside by the cafe owner, and is told about Lucy’s condition called “Goldfield Syndrome”. Lucy received this injury as a result of a car accident with her father Marlin, played by Blake Clarke. Which results with Lucy losing all of her memory of the previous day, meaning; she believes that every day is October 13, 2002 which is the same date as the accident. After Henry falls in love with Lucy, he and people who have knowledge of Lucy’s condition start to leave video tapes telling her about the time she spent with them during a single day. This was done in hopes that she could remember her feelings for him. Henry then leaves Hawaii after saving money he would use to be with Lucy but…show more content…
One cause is benzodiazepine drugs, which are known to have powerful amnesic affects. This has also been recorded in non-benzodiazepine sedatives which act on the same set of receptors. Another cause is a traumatic brain injury in which damage is usually done to the hippocampus or surrounding cortices. It can also be caused by shock from psychological trauma or an emotional disorder. Illness, though much rarer, can also cause anterograde amnesia such as encephalitis, which is the inflammation of brain tissues do to some foreign pathogen. Lucy is diagnosed as having Goldfield’s Syndrome, which is the exact same thing as anterograde amnesia. She shows signs of short-term memory loss, her brain stores the new memories of the day has she lived however, after falling asleep she is unable to access these

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