My mom has late stage alzheimers. Her doctor took her off namenda and aricept. in June, 2011. We were giving her Ativan as needed. Prior to that she had been taking ativan as needed. Usually later in the evening and bedtime, but not everyday. At first we saw some improvement in her behavior, but it did not last long. Then came Haldol. It knocked her out in the beginning, and she had terrible hallucinations. So the Dr. increased the dosage. She became uncontrollable,hallucinated all the time, was zombie like whenever she was awake. She could no longer walk, talk or swallow, was in a wheelchair most of the time. I stopped giving her ativan and haldol.Within a few days we ended up in the hospital for a UTI. During the five days in the hospital she still couldnt walk, talk, or swallow, but she was sweet and happy and was taking only blood pressure meds, and thyroid meds. When we went home I put her in her own room. (she had been sleeping with her husband of 38yrs.) We never had the TV on when she was in the room.For about a week she still couldnt walk, talk, or eat, but was always in a good mood. Then one night, after being in bed for about 30min. She said she needed to Pee and got up with little assistance and walked to the bathroom, Peed and washed her hands and walked right back to bed. The next morning she asked for biscuits and gravy. It has been over a year since she even knew she was eating breakfast. That same day, she said she wanted to go out for lunch. We were all so shocked that overnight she was now better than she was a year ago. So we went out, she walked with her walker, and ate her food and drank all by herself. She has been improving daily. She asks for certain foods, can carry on a conversation(somewhat). She can remember a name for a few minutes, Knows me everyday. She still gets scared and nervous, but is not combative like she had been. Today my dad was playing his keyboard and she started to get up. I asked her what she was doing, and she asked me to dance with her. So I did. She commented that her feet were not moving a lot but it sure felt good to dance. When my husband walked in she called him by name and asked him to dance with her. After they danced we helped her sit in her chair. She sat a while then started to get up to fix supper (been almost 2yrs since she has done that. I took her to the kitchen (walking with walker). She sat down at the table, commented on the food that it sure was good and ate very well. She was still in an excellent mood when we left, thanked us for coming and asked when I would be back. In the past week and a half she has been better than she has for at least the past two years. Has anyone heard of this happening? Myself and The caregivers that I have helping me care for my parents are shocked by her daily improvements.