In the last phone call, my FiL said he'd stopped taking his meds because they were causing hallucinations, and he'd rather be in pain than have the hallucinations. We phoned BiL who said hed been told the hallucination was that he (FiL) was building a brick wall, floor to ceiling, in his living room, and the fact that he'd had the hallucination frightened him (FiL).' Does his remembering the évent' and naming it as a hallucination mean it's not one? I thought hallucinations were without self-awareness. I could understand that it could be a confabulation (that could link with the phone 'bugging' posted about recently).....but again, his remembering/naming it sounds as if he is totally aware of everything and we're quite confused as to what's happening (as well as worried about him stopping his meds). I've suggested to BiL he checks he's drinking enough, and look at possiblity of UTI etc, but we're wondering if this sounds like a dementia progression thing or not.....I think it probably is but he makes us second guess every time with his apparent 'normality'.....is this typical of the ups and downs of dementia? Unfortunately nearly everything we know about him is self-reported, even to BiL, and the only other info we get is from BiL's housekeeping visits twice a week.....we try to put the jigsaw together but it all depends on whether FiL has given us the right pieces to start with!