My father has Vascular dementia and is now seeing people in his house. He lives on his own and refuses to leave. He was just diagnosed and this all just started happening. He started by telling us that he was seeing them in a dream. Now he’s seeing them in the daytime and is trying to get them to leave. I’m not there to help. I live in a different state. My brother lives there but doesn’t know what to do. What’s the best way to help and do these hallucinations go away???
Tell your brother to not try to convince dad that the hallucinations aren’t real. That won’t work and will probably upset him more. Not everyone has the same issues and medication helps some more than others. If they don’t go away completely, medication may help them become more manageable.
If you use the search on this forum you will find many posts on ‘hallucinations vascular dementia’. You might find those posts helpful.
Do get your dad tested for a UTI anytime his symptoms accelerate.
Make sure he doesn’t have guns in the home.
You and your brother need to read up on the subject of dementia to see what you and your dad face along this difficult journey. Here is a good article:
Wishing you the best of luck with a difficult situation.