As you know, I am a medium, and recently I have had the pleasure of sharing time with Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients who have connected with me in spirit. Their human bodies have not yet passed away and they are still alive here on Earth. They were able to connect with me and relay information that I was then able to share with their families. This unique experience has given me beautiful insight into the spiritual reality of mental degeneration or disease, and how it differs from what we experience from the human perspective.
In order to fully appreciate this new lesson, I had to first review what I know about Alzheimer’s/Dementia and also what I know about spirits that are unable to express humanly due to being “stuck” or “trapped” within their human body.
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, and therefore shares many of the symptoms of dementia including problems with memory, thinking, behavior, an inability to complete daily tasks, or solve problems and emotional instability. Alzheimer’s disease has no survivors and progressively gets worse over time because it destroys brain cells. It slowly and painfully takes away a person’s identity.
An imprisoned or stuck spirit is a spirit that is “locked up” inside the human body during life. Imprisoned spirits ONLY respond to the body and not to other spirits. The reasons spirits can become stuck or imprisoned in the body are varying, but can result in unresolved emotions or experiences that are never brought to a place of rest or peace during their human lifetime. If the spirit is stuck, it won’t respond to the requests of loved ones to cross over with them to Heaven and therefore that spirit will remain here on earth as a stuck spirit without a body.
When our loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s/Dementia, it can be a saddening and frustrating experience. However, people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia are actually doing a great service to those “stuck” spirits. In the same way that people can donate their human bodies to science, Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients donate their bodies to God.
The native spirit will step aside for a bit and let other spirits, stuck spirits, use their body in order to express what they never could in their own bodies during their human lives. It would be so beneficial, if we, the family members and friends of those living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, could recognize that there is a very delicate process occurring.
When a foreign spirit -not the spirit to whom the body belongs-enters the body, the memories of both spirits mesh. The native spirit and the foreign spirit share and combine memories. This could result in undue anger/confusion or resentment towards a particular person or situation. We should embrace the idea that perhaps it is not the native spirit that has an issue with a particular person or situation, but perhaps the foreign spirit who never found closure with their own life experiences, and now must release this emotion in order to cross over to Heaven. This is where much of the confusion and frustration associated with our Alzheimer’s/Dementia loved ones come from.
During this “borrowing” of the body, we should honor the spirit present. In the same way that we encourage young children to express their emotions, we must similarly “play along” with whatever emotion the Alzheimer’s/Dementia patient is feeling. Encourage communication, and the expression of emotion. This will allow whatever spirit is inside to release and relax and finally find the peace that may have eluded them during their lifetime.
Though the process feels painful for many people involved, those diagnosed with and living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia are actually providing a beautiful service for the collective spiritual community.
I would like to thank my new friends, both living and deceased, that have shared this beautiful message with me. I hope that this information will assist you or someone you love in understanding the spiritual perspective and gift of our Alzheimer’s/Dementia friends.