Mom is 83 and in excellent health.....except for moderate stage dementia (lewy body). Neurologist started with two meds six months ago. First drug is helping a great deal with cognition, mood, and speech. Second is helping with hallucinations -- altho first drug might be increasing hallucinations. I can't seem to research the other problem because, frankly, I can't even think of what it might be called. I did try allot of searches on this board and the internet.
She thinks there is more than one of me. Even tho we are the most familiar people, only caregiving support (husband and I), and she stays in our very familiar house frequently. She asked my husband, "Do you live with three women". It is not just me, she think there is more than one of my Sister (she rarely sees) and my Aunt (she sees often). We think everything is fine and she is doing well and you have NO IDEA when she is thinking you're someone else. Or not really someone else, just extra people. She doesn’t think I’m a cousin or sister or another person, just multiple people.
I have read about people having difficulty 'recognizing relatives', but I haven't read about this splitting them into multiple entities. What is this called? How common is it? Would changing to a different hallucination drug be helpful?
Thanks in advance.