I am currently appealing against a decision to deny my Mum CHC. One part of the DST/Checklist that has always puzzled me is the part about Altered States of Consciousness. I can find a few references that point at things like epileptic fits and fainting, but always thought that hallucinations and a person acting/speaking as if they were in a completely different situation to the one they are in would also be seen as altered states of consciousness. As an example, my Mum (when she was more able and her sight and hearing better than they are now) would often think that whatever was on TV was actually going on right there in the room she was in. There were episodes where carers had switched the channel to Jeremy Kyle or some such twaddle (accidentally I hasten to add) and Mum would be screaming at the half-wits on the show to get out of her house. This went as far as her sometimes throwing things at the TV and on one occasion a carer arrived to find her trying to throw the TV out of the window. Would such episodes as these count as altered states of consciousness? Can anyone provide any other examples that could be described as altered states of consciousness?