Feb 4, 2014

Hallucinations Increasing

"Core Symptoms of Lewy Bodies Dementia:   Fluctuating cognition with pronounced variations in attention and alertness. Recurrent complex visual hallucinations, typically well formed and detailed. Spontaneous features of parkinsonism"  http://www.lbda.org

It is so sad to watch the progression of Lewy Bodies Dementia.  In addition to more difficulty with cognitive processing and mobility, he has begun to have significantly more hallucinations.  Today he told me a long, involved story about being in a cave with 3 other men who left him to fend for himself.  In the past he would have been able to tell me this was a dream or that he wasn't sure if it was real, but today he is adamant that this occurred.  I do not argue with him; it would be pointless.  I just listen and reevaluate to what extent we can rely on his reporting of things now.  Of course I know this is a progressive disease.  It is just so hard to watch it progress.  

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