I believe my Dad has LBD.
Minor visual halucinations of a little boy and girl, singing and dancing in front yard, some animals and other kids around the house - outside and non threatening. Biggest problem is the insomnia. He doesn't sleep - day or night.
At night he is up every 15 minutes to check on me sleeping on the couch. Yes, all lights are on as it gets worse at night - sundowners. GP Doctor had me bring him to hospital. They find no other medical conditions but emergency room takes them so long that his restlessness kicks in. Soooo.... they hit him with drugs. Ativan, Zeprexia, Geodon, Xanax, Haldol, Seroquel, Abilify, etc. Now, he becomes combative so they give him more neuroleptics. They don't listen to me and of course, do what they want. In 24 hours they reduced him from an independent ADL man to unresponsive, restrained and completely disoriented that he doesn't know me or the rest of the family. He is in his early 80's and I believe this is early onset. After 2 weeks in the hospital - I believe he may be terminal dementia. They now want to ship him to a nursing home. No diagnosis / evaluation or medication for dementia given. Please help/ Is this normal???? Am I in denial?