Imagine you are your Dad and you can hear singing...............how would you feel if everyone else denied hearing it?jes58 said:He asks my Mum (his carer) why she can't hear it. He gets quite upset over this.
jenniferpa said:by what she characterized as "constant running water"That's interesting, Jennifer - exactly what mum claimed to hear about 18 months ago ... to the extent we had a builder friend in to check her walls/loft etc ... she accused the next door neighbour of 'doing things to her walls' .... etc ....
She was diagnosed by audiologists as having tinnitus, but makes me wonder now if these were not auditory hallucinations attributable to her dementia? (which was then undiagnosed). (She was also at the time having some visual hallucinations - and being woken up by knocks at the door at 5am but no-one was there, 'seeing things' on the floor which weren't there ...... etc ...... all seems to fit together now ...... ).
Whether in mum's case this was a 'passing phase' or the Aricept has eliminated her problem, or even just her hearing has deteriorated, or it really was/is tinnitus, or she has simply 'forgotten' to complain about it ????
Difficult to know anything about anything sometimes, isn't it?
Love, Karen, x
"by what she characterized as "constant running water
your right jennifer I found this link helpful to understand delusion hallucinations, when I started caring for my brother who has schizophrenia, then when my mother got AZ it also come in helpfulHowever if you delve further you'll see that all of this info is based on dealing with people who have such diseases as schizophrenia NOT dementia or AD.
If you read this link your read thing thing that are similar to symptoms that are been posted in this threadHowever, dementia is different; there is no real "cure" - although there are drugs to help with symptoms, the underlying cause is damage to the brain which is irreversible and progressive.
they more as you read onHallucinations are false perceptions based on false sensa (sensory input) not triggered by any external event or entity. The patient is usually not psychotic - he is aware that he what he sees, smells, feels, or hears is not there. Still, some psychotic states are accompanied by hallucinations (e.g., formication - the feeling that bugs are crawling over or under one's skin).
There are a few classes of hallucinations:
Auditory - The false perception of voices and sounds (such as buzzing, humming, radio transmissions, whispering, motor noises, and so on).
I also find it hard to ask but I do think it is important to do so - show that you need to know and I think a good medic will respond.my mum finds it difficult to ask.
Well "medication" is a very generalised category. It may well be that patients stop being treated with a drug because the clinical situation demands it; they may no longer benefit from it, for example, or have side-effects, or their condition changes in such a way that it is no longer appropriate.jes58 said:But am a little concerned because we keep hearing stories in our area about day centres are closing and sufferers being taken off their medication. Is this a routine procedure?
Dear Margaret,Margaret W said:Mum has only been in the care home for 3 weeks, we thought she was reasonably okay. She now hears people shouting for her. Marian, come here, Marian go there, she says they are doing it all day but they are not.
Sad eh? How do we know when action is needed and when to just accept things?