Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This mixed-methods exploratory study provides an overview of witnessed events of paradoxical (unexpected) lucidity displayed by people with major cognitive decline who were often close to death. Fifty respondents shared their stories. Gaining an understanding of the antecedents of paradoxical lucidity, such as music or other sensory stimulation, could lead to interventions that promote these emotional and often meaningful events of re-engagement near the end of life.
Primary Author and Speaker: Regula H. Robnett
Additional Authors and Speakers: Thomas Meuser, Claire Michael
Contributing Authors: Mary Garside, Brandon Gibson