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Seeing people who have passed away and being frightened by this

sady

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Oct 7, 2010
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My father in law is seeing people who have passed away, he thinks they are right by him, this happens very frequently several times ever day and in his sleep, can the GP help with this?
He had a stroke about four years ago and has vascular dementia.
 

Hazara8

Registered User
Apr 6, 2015
486
My father in law is seeing people who have passed away, he thinks they are right by him, this happens very frequently several times ever day and in his sleep, can the GP help with this?
He had a stroke about four years ago and has vascular dementia.
As has been wisely suggested, an infection can bring about hallucinations and delirium. Other factors can contribute as well. I learned not to question nor contradict this occurrence because that can alarm. Later stages in dementia often accompany hallucinations of a varying nature. I remember my mother becoming almost frantic trying to pull off sticky plastic from her hands. There was nothing whatsoever on her hands. I soon learned not to say so. That was prior to any diagnosis. Consult the GP.