posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 08:08 PM
There seem to be some members here who have studied spirits and related subjects, so I am curious if anyone can provide some insight regarding this
My grandmother is 96 years old and failing fast. She is a wonderful, strong, sweet, loving woman, who is leaving behind a legacy of five children,
and many grand-children and great-grandchildren who all adore her. She was amazingly very alert and intelligent until a very old age. Her memory
just started slipping the last few years, with it getting much worse in the last few months. She lived in her own home until a few weeks ago, with
nurses coming in to help her for most of the day, and her children checking on her daily in between nurse visits. A few weeks ago when she started
failing, she was moved into the home of one of her daughters. We are all resigned to the fact that she is likely in her last days, and they even had
a priest give her Last Rights last week.
In the last couple of weeks, she has started to see things. She has been saying that her brothers are looking for her, and she has to go to them or
they will be worried. Her brothers are deceased, one of them just passing a few months ago. But, she did not really understand that her second
brother passed away, and did not seem to know who he was when they tried to tell her a few months ago. Now she is referring to her brothers, as in
both of them, looking for her. That part seems normal, as one usually hears of the dying seeing their relatives.
There is another thing she is seeing that is harder to explain. She has been saying there is a little boy in her room. She talks to him, and listens
as if he is talking to her. She giggles, and says he is tickling her and her toes. She also says to my aunt and uncle that she hopes someone is
taking care of the little boy, because he seems hungry and cold. This is a daily occurrence in the last two weeks.
We had a debate over Thanksgiving dinner as to what exactly is causing this, and what she is actually seeing. Some of us believe that she is very
close to the spirit world, and likely seeing spirits. I hope that this is a good spirit, and I believe it must be, as it does not cause her distress
other than worrying about the child's welfare. Others in our family believe this is just dementia and normal for someone her age. This did not
start until the last weeks. Although she was forgetful for a while now, she did not seem to be seeing things until now.
Does anyone have an expert opinion regarding what my grandmother is experiencing? Is she seeing spirits, or is this dementia?