Contributions from other Persons With Dementia (PWD): Jennifer Bute,
with Lewy Body dementia.
Reality of Hallucinations
Last week I had a visit from my son & grandson who live abroad and we did quite a bit of walking which I much enjoy.
One day I was following my grandson down a steep hillside seeing him ahead ‘leaping like a young goat’ and had to pause for breath.
My son caught up with me, followed, to my great surprise, by my grandson, and they asked why I was in such a hurry.
I explained, because I was somehow concerned my grandson he would trip and go over the edge,
so I wanted to catch up with him.
It was strange seeing him clearly in front of me as I pointed him out to them, even though they were standing behind me.
I realised of course it was a hallucination.
Many do not realise that hallucinations are as real as true reality, very different to delusions.
They did not laugh at me, but ‘leaping like a young goat’ has now entered the family archives!
2017 Jul 13
According to the Lewy Body Dementia Association,
Recurrent complex visual hallucinations (typically well formed and detailed)
are a core feature of Lewy Body Dementia.
((see Link here)) >> https://www.lbda.org/go/symptoms-0
Link for Jennifer’s video on hallucinations >> https://vimeo.com/228775116
This entry posted at >> https://www.facebook.com/gloriousopportunity/posts/740180056182850
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Explanatory page for Lewy Body Dementia is here >> https://www.lbda.org/learn_about_lbd
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