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Dear Carol: My dad has mixed dementia, both vascular and Alzheimer’s. He’s in a fog most of the time. However, once in awhile, he’ll look me straight in the eye and talk directly to me, just like he used to. Is this common? Larry

Dear Larry: I haven’t found statistics on this, but I saw it with my own dad who developed dementia after surgery. He lived ten years with this dementia, and most of the time we were trying to cope with his needs as his dementia dictated them. However, now and then, he’d suddenly turn back into “Dad.”

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The movie, "Folks" with Tom Selleck is an example of that. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104283/
His dad had a few moments like that. My father-in-law has dementia and we have experienced them too. You're right. Cherish them!

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