Today I want to introduce you to Elrine Els and her family.
The first time I met her daughter, Elmarine, she told me that she and her mother was doing shopping when her mother stopped and looked very frightened. She said she smelled something burning. And asked why Elmarine couldn’t not smell it?!
This is what we call an olfactory hallucination.
Now imagine this; you are an elderly with dementia in an old age home. You smell something burning and you are becoming increasing scared. The nurses lock you in your room until they have time for you. They know you cannot come out because you have forgotten how to open the door!