In the paper the issue of dreams elder people have is discussed. First, definitions of dreams are explained, as day-dreaming and night dreams. The author discusses night dreams, its role in human life, and meaning in culture, especially in Christian religion, mainly the Bible. Then she points to therapeutic role of night dreams discussing in care centers for the elderly. And day-dreaming is important for emotional sphere of human life. Finally the author analyses 31 in-depth interviews conducted by her students with elder people. What where their dreams in the past, when they were children, how dreams changed in their youth, adulthood and what are their dreams now. In the end the author points to the Golden Dream Foundation which helps people to fulfill their dreams and concludes how important it is for the elderly to have a possibility to fulfill their dreams and advance their life quality.
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