For families, these brief episodes of lucidity can be a wonderful gift, allowing the sick person to say goodbye, reconnect with their family and friends, communicate their last wishes, and be an opportunity to ask for or give forgiveness. For loved ones of patients with severe dementia who may not have had any communication with them for many years, this can be a very healing experience for everyone involved and a beautiful way to say goodbye.

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