Here’s an interesting one, I haven’t read about delusions like this before and am wondering if anyone else’s elder is experiencing them. As background, mom is 97, no diagnosis of dementia because she lives in a rural area, not a ton of doctors and when I suggest finding a new doctor to assess her “memory,” she angrily says she’s got enough doctors in her life, no more, just let me die, etc. (She never has been an easy woman to deal with.) She was even in the hospital a couple of months ago and I asked for a diagnosis while she was there, they assessed her and said it was “just sundowners.” Anyway, my mother sits in her apartment by the window all day long and watches out the window, often with binoculars (!!) and tells me she sees: a dead bird that has been sitting in that tree for days, not moving; dead birds on top of the snow that have not moved in days (these are all dead leaves that are laying on the snow or stuck in the tree, but she refuses to believe that, even if I go outside and touch one, pick it up and show her the leaf). That brown “fuzzy” thing in the snow over there is some kind of dead animal (it is mulch that got plowed up with the snow). The two white things up the hill are two dead cats, and that truck is going to run them over (they are two patches of snow). There’s a man with a red hat standing behind that truck and he’s been there for two days (it’s the spare tire and red tail light). There’s a woman standing on the porch of that house across the street, she’s slumped over the railing, wearing blue, she looks sad (it’s a blue flag). None of these images disturbs her, they just “are.” It doesn’t seem to register with her that in 97 years, she has never seen dead animals like this, so why now? They are not frightening her. She is not asking anyone to do anything about them, she is very matter-of-fact. I’m just curious if other people hear delusions like this.