Sleeping problems and hallucination-help

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by mistrymachine, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. mistrymachine

    mistrymachine Registered User

    Feb 18, 2017
    17
    My mother (age 55) who is diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia has been showing signs of serious decline since last week. She has started talking to herself and people who are not even there - continuously. This is somewhat manageable during the day but she has started talking at night as well while sitting on the bed refusing to lay down. She also refused to shower which she could do on her own until last week. This is a sudden change (for the worse) and we are trying to cope with it. Any advice or experience on how we can calm her down is appreciated.
     
  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,675
    Female
    South coast
    Has she been checked for an infection? FTD is a gradual decline and any sudden changes make me think about an infection - usually a urine infection, so Id get it checked
     
  3. mistrymachine

    mistrymachine Registered User

    Feb 18, 2017
    17
    She hasn't been checked for any infection. We will get it tested this week. The main issue she has right now is with the hallucination especially at night making it difficult for her to go to sleep.
     

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