Originally Posted by realignedliving
A human's body starts decaying about 5~10 hours before death, and if you work around old people who are dying long enough - especially in nursing home areas - you'll begin to notice this smell.
I have never heard that bodies decay before death. I know circulation to the extremities is lowered...but that's not decay. My mom worked in a nursing home, so I visited often as a child, and I don't remember a "decaying" smell - it smelled mostly clean, unless one of the incontinent patients had an accident. How can a body decay before it's dead?