So my 63 year old mom has been having hallucinations. I came to NYC to visit them and at 1 am she woke me up screaming for my (deceased) grandmother to come back. She says she saw her in a mist and she was trying to tell her something. My dad said this has happened a few times. My mom was so sure and was upset when I initially didn’t believe her. I am at a loss of what to do. I am only 21 and am very scared about this. My mom hasn't been diagnosed with any age related degeneration. Please help! Should I bring her to a doctor? What should I do and what do her hallucinations mean?
Naturally, your mom needs to be checked by her doctor for underlying medical conditions as yet to be diagnosed, but I would not immediately jump to horrible conclusions. Sleep disturbances can mimic all sorts of awful diseases.
Best of luck!!
When my MIL has one she is paranoid, combative and hallucinates. When we see "crazy" behavior from her, our first action is to get a UTI test, and usually it's positive. Once the infection clears, she's back to her normal self.
Have your father make an ASAP and get her in. Come back and let us know how she’s doing.