My 92 year old father just returned from the hospital. He had had hallucinations, which were either due to an infection or to medication. in Some family members think he should remain in the house with his one caregiver to eliminate sensory overload and risk of falling. Others think he should be able to go outside, go to church, and visit family members. and do what he enjoyed doing before. Some say that any of his words should be discounted because he doesn't kown what he is saying -- even if his sentences are clear. Others say that since they are with him most of the time that they understand what he means. Should he be listened to? Is the medical treatment of dementia more important than the human need to have your loved ones with you?