My mother has macular degeneration and the past 1-2 years suffered with seeing dark marks and hairs on the walls and floors of our townhome. She can't clean them (as they aren't really there) and at times gets a little distraught about not being able to clean them. She has spoken to her eye doctor and it is most likely Charles Bonnet Syndrome...so we had been dealing with that and have had many people confirm that the marks are not really there.
Recently, she started seeing animals laying on our bank (alive and dead) and around our patio deck (skins and dead animals under deck stairs). She has called neighbors to come down to help her and they don't see anything of course but she either doesn't believe them or says they didn't say they saw nothing. We have even had relatives (grandson, nephew as well as myself) tell her that nothing is there. There is mulch, rocks and black plastic exposed on the ground of the bank which someone with eye issues could probably construe as taking some shape.
She put a call in to the Property Manager this morning before 6AM leaving a message for him to call her in the AM...and she will be asking him to do something about this.
I try and convince her that I understand she thinks she sees something, but that nothing is truly there...but to no avail...and at times her frustration causes her demeanor to become stern and stubborn and we have words...and I try and contain my frustration but it bubbles over and I try and not speak in anger but it happens sometimes (and I agonize over that after these episodes happen...but we always come back together after a little time). Overall, we have a great life and enjoy each others company and travel some a couple times each year, go to movies each week, go shopping as well as visit friends and relatives and of course go to her doctors appointments. She has lapses in memory like most other elderly people but nothing major so far...knows everyone who is in her day to day life (family and friends).