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Reply with quote  #616 
Wow!
My Mom has hallucinations due to Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. It frustrates me at times as she says too many people are in her house. No one is there but her and I. Some days there is nothing. Evenings when it is dark she seems to see more of her hallucinations.

I have yelled that they are not real. She knows they are not real, but says they look so real.


I hope there will not be more always. It is almost a year and the Bonnet Syndrome should go away in 1 year or 18 months. I hope so!

I take care of me. I love my Mom! It is now I must keep myself healthier and know it is how it is with her.
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RM81
Reply with quote  #617 
This is an exact description of my 85 year old Grandmother, who i have recently moved in with to take care off as she was located a few minutes from my work.

How long did this last for? She was diagnosed with a chest infection, has been on anti biotics for 6 days and steroids for 3 (2 days left) Her infection seems to have cleared as her temperature is normal and cough that she had is almost gone.

But her hallucinations, talking to herself 24/7 is beyond control, she hasn't slept in 3 or 4 nights (Neither have I) And pretty soon sleep deprivation will start to take over.

Just hope it stops soon, otherwise i will be forced to look at alternative care for her.
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RM81
Reply with quote  #618 
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Originally Posted by Phyllis

I cannot believe I'm reading this!!

 

My mother, who just turned 88, has been seeing animals, people, etc. for years. It used to be only at night, but now she sometimes sees them during the day. Last January, she has surgery and had a horrible reaction to the anesthesia. She halluciated wildly for several days but eventually got better.

 

Right now she is suffering from bronchitis and has been taking an antibiotic and cough syrup. The medicine is helping the bronchitis a lot, but she's seeing people and everything else. Last night she said smoke was coming out of the light fixture!! When I woke up this morning, I found both door standing wide open and lights on all over the house. She had her socks and shoes on and the walker out and was putting on a robe she hadn't used in years. This behavior was strange because, since she got sick, she has been dizzy and unbalanced and has barely been able to stand. I've almost thrown my back out several times trying to help her get situated in the bed. Now suddenly she's running around the house in the middle of the night and I don't even know it. Way too scary!!! When I asked her why the doors were open, she said "the people" who had been walking through the house all night had opened them and that she hadn't even been in the kitchen, much less opened the door.

 

I have explained this crazy behavior to numerous doctors. Most of them just shake their heads or ignore me. I finally found one who said he's seen this happen many times. That made me feel better.

 

My mother is perfectly sane and usually sharp. But when she gets this way, she gets confused and makes no sense whatsoever.

 

I am sooooooo happy to find this message board to see that I am not alone in this stuggle.



This is an exact description of my 85 year old Grandmother, who i have recently moved in with to take care off as she was located a few minutes from my work.

How long did this last for? She was diagnosed with a chest infection, has been on anti biotics for 6 days and steroids for 3 (2 days left) Her infection seems to have cleared as her temperature is normal and cough that she had is almost gone.

But her hallucinations, talking to herself 24/7 is beyond control, she hasn't slept in 3 or 4 nights (Neither have I) And pretty soon sleep deprivation will start to take over.

Just hope it stops soon, otherwise i will be forced to look at alternative care for her.
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Pauley
Reply with quote  #619 
My 90 year old mother has begin looking for my father, who passed away 27 years ago. She tells my brother, who stays with her, that he needs to listen for the phone because Garry (my other brother deceased for 32 years) might need a ride home and you will have to go get him because your dad won't feel like getting up to go after him"
Then the next night she went to the front door and out into the yard, to see if Daddy was coming home yet. She has mentioned both of them occasionally over the last week or so.
Does this mean she is close to dieing herself? Or could there be another reason for these episodes?
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Splothy
Reply with quote  #620 
My grandfather was like this shortly before he passed, but some people with dementia also exhibit behavior like this.  Dose she have Alzheimer's or dementia?   
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Splotchy
Reply with quote  #621 
That should read "does", not dose!
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