1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. andypandy

    andypandy Registered User

    Jun 28, 2015
    32
    Sitting with mum tonight, and she had nodded off in her chair, then she wakes up carries on watching TV, then starts to have a conversation with someone in the corner of the room where she's sitting. There is no-one there, I actually think she thinks she is talking to my dad who passed two and half years ago. She then turns to me and laughs then turns away and carries on her conversation.

    Is this 'normal' for this awful disease. She is so much worse at night, hence the late post, I'm on a sleepover and she's just gotten up for the 5th time since 11 o clock. It's going to be fun for me at work in a few hours :eek:
     
  2. Feline

    Feline Registered User

    Oct 25, 2012
    164
    East Devon
    Just a quick answer, yes quite normal, but worth talking to GP, I don't know what meds she's on or not as the case may be. At least it doesn't sound as if she is getting upset with these conversations.
    Best wishes
     
  3. Jesskle66

    Jesskle66 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2014
    99
    It can happen and is my experience with my mum. What kind of dementia does she have? My mum has Lewy Body and it is a prominent feature of that. Like you, she often directs her talking to the side of the room where I am not, and if I dare 'interrupt' she shouts at me. It is rarely the same person she is hallucinating, sometimes family members who have died, sometimes a policeman, sometimes the doctor. It depends on where her obsession is at the time.
     
  4. Witzend

    Witzend Registered User

    Aug 29, 2007
    4,282
    SW London
    There is a lady in my mother's CH who talks almost non stop to thin air. It's always much the same - 'I don't know, darlin', I don't know sweetheart, it wasn't me, I don't want it' but then going on to 'I hate him, he's a bloody liar, he hit me,' and so on in various variations for hours. I don't know what sort of dementia she has.

    It's very sad to listen to, since it would seem that she's not had a happy life. 'That b*sta*rd' comes into it a lot. :-(
     

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