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You hear about these a lot in people with Alzheimers. This can also happen to normal people when they eat right and get a good night's sleep and feel very clear headed.

I am looking for a more formal word, as opposed to informal (e.g. A-game days would be informal)

Is there a term, preferably one word, that describes this phenomenon?

  • not one word, but I usually use the phrase "in the zone". – smcg Nov 7 '14 at 20:50
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They have lucid days.

Showing or having the ability to think clearly, especially in intervals between periods of confusion or insanity:

but it's not usually applied to people whose mental processes are normal all the time.

Example:

"We have heard from several people that close relatives with Alzheimer's disease became amazingly lucid for short periods of time after receiving narcotic pain relievers."

More examples:

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