Hallucinations vs. Memory Loss
My mothers delusions and hallucinations, which are always negative and disturbing are anguishing her. Worse yet, she is not distractable. She will always go back to the negative issue (last week she lost a bunch of savings bonds, she is convinced that my father stole them. This is just the tip of the iceburg) These hallucination or dellusions seems to be more in the forefront and disabling than the memory issues. She is also able to present herself as lucid and rational to her PCP. When I discuss the issues with the doctors office they advise they see no concerns and feel she is stable. Could she be misdiagnosed or is this typical of Alzheimer's/dementia? Mostly I hear people discussing memory loss with the paranoia being secondary. With my mother is seems to be the biggest issue. Any suggestions on how to handle this situation. Also, she does not feel she has any problems and any mention of a problem and she gets very angry. Also, these issues are completely out of character. She was always very calm.
Also, people have told me that these hallucinations are based on memories and now they are just coming out. Any truth to that?