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Yeaterday my Momma woke up in an ill mood- chain smoked and was even crabby at a birthday party..... Found out that not only did we have a storm front coming in we also were gonna have a full moon..... I know my when I cared for an Autistic boy at a highschool his mood would change drastically with fronts comin in full moons n bad storms........ Its been a long while since she has and I didnt write down what weather was like or moon.....

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I'd say RonnieBray is about as wrong as a person can be! Lunar cycles affect people with dementia because the natural filters we all have are diminished. Exactly how lunar cycles affect people with dementia isn't understood very well but the empirical evidence is pretty compelling and the changes I see in my 88 year old father support the lunar cycle theory.
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If you guys like storms...I live in a very stormy place...:) I've never seen such storms anywhere else so far...as far as lighting and thunder and wind, tornado's etc.

:) I'm sure that there are others areas that have even better storms, but Colorado is pretty intense. :)
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Ronnie, are you a poet? I can easily visualize the scene you describe, especially as something from a Sherlock Holmes or Wuthering Heights movie.
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I have often stood out on the craggy outcrops high on the Yorkshire Moors and witnessed nature roil the ky and drench the brush and heather, sending fingers of lightning down here and there, and rolling the thunder booms and rumbles from one side to the other. Thrilling!

I like your Dad.
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Ronnie, you and my Dad would have a lot in common regarding the love of weather, like you said the wilder the better. I keep trying to get Dad to get cable TV so he can watch the Weather Channel 24/7, and to enjoy the "tornado chasing" shows.
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Phranque - there's posh for you - I am a genuine stormophilist. I love storms, the wilder and the more elemental the better.

Pamstegman - are you aware of any correlation between electromagnetic disturbances and full moons? I used to be a pigeon and full moons never bothered me. However, they did disturb the lycanthrope next door.

It was once believed that the moon influenced people and made them stark, staring mad. That is why they called it lunacy and them lunatics, but the world has grown up since then and we now know there is no causation because of the phase of the moon.

Influenza, flu, was thought to be caused by the 'influence' of the stars, hence 'influenza.' There may be a dimwitted colony of elves living in a series in interconnected tunnels under the North Pole ice that still believe that, but that is only because they are out of touch with the real world. They are out of touch because tin can telephones cannot be pulled apart taut enough to keep the required length of string off the ground somewhere around Iceland.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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There has to be some type of correlation between the weather and how people react. I listen to our county fire/ambulance dispatching service and have notice an upswing of calls due to auto accidents just before a storm. During a storm the calls are mainly water rescue or lightening strike fires.

When a storm is in our mist and there are lightening strikes, it produces negative ions, which in turn makes the air smell cleaner and makes people feel better. Back when I was a kid, I remember my parents having a negative ion light [about the size of a night light] plugged into the wall... it had a similar smell of that of a lightening.
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WOW interesting! must watch how mum is next full moon!!
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Ronnie, you can check with various pigeon racing associations in the US and Canada. You can check with power grid managers like NERC and FERC. When geomagnetic disturbances are anticipated, operational changes go into effect. NOAA monitors these things, so does NASA. That's not junk science.
If these changes can confuse something as small as a pigeon and as large as a power grid, why would humans be immune to the same forces?
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Correlation is not causation, nor, do anecdotal rememberances mean anything.
Maybe dog is responding to your discomfort at the possibility of a storm? Check hospital / police records and correlate frequency with event.
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No causal relationship between full moons, high or low tides, has been shown to affect a person's aggression continuum.

The suggestion that full moons require more meds for the mentally ill is fatuous, entirely without foundation, and ludicrous. Do I need to expand on this?

I have two dogs that are weather-sensitive and their behaviour changes when a storm is approaching, even hours before there is any change in barometric pressure. that is part of their defence mechanism, but human beings do not become angry unless they are angry folk, nor aggressive unless they are aggressive folk.

Gotta go now and comb my face - HOOOOOWL!
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I worked in a mental health facility years ago and we had to increase folks meds when there was a full moon...
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Absolutely a full moon emits predictable and mystical drawing powers; especially to the aged. Many in law enforcement encounter those senior citizens who feel this lunar draw, to leave their living center and take a nice evening stroll. These officers may say "good evening sir/ma'am, it's a beautiful night for a walk. Do I have your permission to escort you back to your residence?"
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I always know a full moon is here when I go out and the traffic is crazy. More people cutting off people, so many near misses...just generally unpredictable and chaotic behavior on the road.

I say to my husband ... must be a full moon. :) I'm always right.

When I was in the hospital with my first born, I was on bed rest for 5 weeks, and when the full moon hit the nursing staff increased and they were all muttering to themselves about it's a full moon.

I asked about it and they said that the ER goes nuts during full moon, more accidents, more violence, as said above...more babies being born.

We are so connected to the earth, so much a part of it and even when we don't understand it we react and respond to extreme weather changes and the moon cycle among other things.

I found when I lived by the ocean I was even more sensitive to the moon cycles, when the the tides were high and low I could tell...it definitely felt different.

Good question...great observations. :)
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There's no doubt about it. As others have said, most animals are effected. And, while I'm thinking about it, having to take a bowel movement can produce the same effect. Probably mostly not aggression, but certainly a change in behavior.
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Sigu67 this is normal it is called sundowner I go through this everyday with my 77 yr old dad. I couldn't figure out why so I got onto the Alzheimer's Association website and that is where I finally got my answer.
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Definitely - atmospheric pressure changes can trigger behavioural changes in all animals and humans as can variations in light patterns
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I agree with Pam, low barometric pressure can affect anyone and any animal, one doesn't need to have memory issues. I know it can make me feel quite lightheaded.

As for a full moon, the birthing section of a hospital gets busier than usual with more births. Full moon also affects my cats, they go amuck.

Don't forget, in our young adults years, some of us gals would tend to get crabby once a month... that darn "curse" :0
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Full moon is August 10th, so it is not that. Extremely low barometric pressure can affect behavior of any animal, even fish! So I will guess the approaching storm would be a factor.
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My Mom attends a day program and staff there wouod agree the moon cycle and weather patterns effect behavior of those with dementia. And naturally, once one starts exhibiting the behaviors many others will follow suit.
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