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Originally posted by Akragon
reply to post by BlueAjah
I work with the elderly... and you should know Dementia is NOT a normal part of the ageing process...
Now on the subject at hand...
Many if not most of my residents experience this... Many will talk to people that are not there, and have full conversations with people when no one is around.
Usually when people are close to passing they will see spirits of their loved ones that have passed in dreams... and sometimes even when they're fully awake.
Your Grandmother is speaking to spirits my friend... That IS a normal part of the aging process
What you are saying is not based on fact at all. Alzheimer's, a form of dementia, caused by plaque build up on the brain alone effects over 30% of whites, 58% of African Americans, and 62% of Hispanics over the age of 85.
www.alz.org... - Pg 16
There are also many other forms of dementia, and given this persons age it is highly probable that this is what they are suffering from.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are not a part of normal aging
*facepalm*, nice opinion, source please, giving this advice to people and presenting it is fact is dangerous, when these people speak to the spirits that tell them to do something dangerous are you going to sit back and let it happen because the spirits are telling them to do it?
or are you going to look at the more plausible and scientifically and factually sound answer that dementia has set in and this person can no longer think rationally and therefore safely for themselves.
I myself do believe there is more to this world and believe it is possible that they do see spirits, but I have also seen the effects of dementia first hand and advise that If you really do care for the elderly, by all means let them have their beliefs but do not take their beliefs as fact for yourself when you are supposed to be looking out for their safety.