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My Mom is always saying she hears opera music. Any advice?

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And she thinks it is someone in theneighborhood playing it. I have never heard it and neither has anyone else. I thought I saw something that said maybe taking Namenda could cause this but I have looked it up on WebMD and it does not say that is one of the side effects. Anyone else experiencing this?

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too much for my BODY , too much for my BRAI - IN .
that dam woman's gonna DRIVE me INSANE ..
shes got a TOU -OUC , a touch too much .

ahhh . thats the stuff ..
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I agree, check any changes of that kind. Having said that, is opera a new thing for your mother? If it's always been a keen interest of hers, it wouldn't be quite so alarming if she thinks she's hearing it, like one of those "earwigs" as the Germans call them, when you get a tune in your head and can't get rid of it, only in your mother's case a more extreme version. My grandmother used to hum piano parts from whole concertos, not seeming to realise she was doing it.

And it's always opera music that she hears, is it? Can she identify which ones? N.b. I'm not being flippant, just trying to make sense of what she thinks she's hearing.
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Has she had brain imaging? My daughter heard music. It was caused by a tumor in the brain. Have it checked.
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Well, one of the rare side effects of Namenda is hallucinations, so . . .

I've also heard of the fillings in teeth becoming radio receivers. Never mind, just looked it up on Myth Busters. Not true.

Ah, the power of the internet: Auditory Hallucinations

"Incidentally, many people find their auditory hallucinations begin with clearly-formed complete sentences or songs. Later, the repetition of lengthy passages of music may degenerate into short snatches of repetitive phrases or rhythmic patterns, or even into unformed auditory hallucinations that are more like the common forms of tinnitus. Tyler's father's auditory hallucinations followed this pattern. He explained, "My dad's musical hallucinations started out as recognizable songs (Battle Hymn of the Republic for 2 weeks, then started changing to a variety of other songs, The Music Man, Ride of the Valkyries, etc.) then turned into unrecognizable orchestral or vocal-like sounds"....

There's quite a lengthy narrative here: hearinglosshelp/articles/mes.htm

What we don't learn on this site...
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