People living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias experience progressive losses in memory and thinking abilities. Yet, family members and health care providers have reported lucid episodes, described as periods of a remarkable return to previous abilities and awareness. To catalyze further research on lucidity in dementia, the National Institute on Aging awarded Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi and her team a Phased R21/R33 Innovation Award to advance approaches for capturing and characterizing these events and their distinguishing features.