When Alzheimer's Victims Suddenly 'Perk Up' Just Before Death -- What's Going On?

September 29, 2014 3:37 PM

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When Alzheimer's Victims Suddenly 'Perk Up' Just Before Death -- What's Going On?

An elderly woman never speaks, no longer recognizes her loved ones when they come to visit, and shows no expression. By the looks of her, she is a human vegetable. And she's been this way for over a year. Her brain's cerebral cortex and hippocampus -- necessary for memory, thought, language, and normal consciousness -- are severely shrunk. Her brain bears little resemblance to a healthy one.

Yet something utterly astonishing is about to happen. As reported by both the nursing staff of her care unit and her family members: "Unexpectedly, she calls her daughter and thanks her for everything. She has a phone conversation with her grandchildren, exchanges kindness and warmth. She says farew...

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