Paradoxical lucidity: A potential paradigm shift for the neurobiology and treatment of severe dementias

Unexpected cognitive lucidity and communication in patients with severe dementias, especially around the time of death, have been observed and reported anecdotally. Here, we review what is known about this phenomenon, related phenomena that provide insight into potential mechanisms, ethical implications, and methodologic considerations for systematic investigation. We conclude that Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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