Hi I have a question with how to proceed with this patient (my grandma). She is going to see an optomitrist (relative) soon and I would like to fully disclose everything to her.
Hallucination: She has a few occurances of waking up in the middle of the night and telling my grandpa a woman and a child are in the room, looking for money in the closet. This woman and child tends to reappear. She tells her daughters that grandpa is having an affair. It is never a man. She has said someone is at the door once, while looking at a white column inside my house.
She carries her money everywhere she goes now, and scared that someone is out to rob her.
Background: i) She fell down the stairs once 10 years ago and hit her head. Doctors found nothing wrong back then, or now (1 year ago) with scans.
ii) She recently had a cataract surgery (no has been done scan post surgery), but she had hallucinations before surgery
iii) She saw a psychologist but psychologist determined that she had good memory, IQ and math skills. Tho, grandpa says she doesn't take the prescribed medication. (Why would there be medication if the psychologist says theres no problems). Nonetheless, she refuses to take the medication. So I don't know if he's giving the full story. Grandpa doesn't want to be sent to a nursing home. Grandma doesn't mind.
iv) Sleep problems at night.
v) She doesn't get out of the house except twice a week to visit her daughters and watches tv for the remainder of time.
vi) I was away for 3 years to come back and see her less sociable, and constantly saying the same warnings about society and people.
Based on my limited research, the following topics may apply? Entoptic hallucinations, Charles Bonnet syndrome
I appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks in advance.View Thread
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