Hi I'm Lorraine. My mum is 93 and was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2007. She has been in a care home for four months. For months she has been having conversations with two people but taking on their personalities causing herself much distress as they are always in conflict with each other, almost like she is in battle with the other person. Lately it is now three people, one the meek and mild, one the aggressor and one the mediator. Community mental health team diagnose advance dementia but the nurses at the home and myself are not convinced. It comes over as a form of schizophrenia. She has such a look of torment is very distressed as if she is in torment. She is now on a low dose of rispridone so as not to knock her out during the day. The dark moods come and go in the day and night. Spoke to Alzheimer's helpline and told they had not heard of this reaction in dementia also her doctor commented dementia could bring on schizophrenia and she is on the anti psychotic drug but mental health nurse dismissed that possibility. Has anyone else come across this behaviour. Not just hallucinations but these people are real to mum. Would welcome any views.