my grandfather is having hallucinations and need to know what we can treat him with. Or what we can suggest to the dr. He is 86 and hospice has come into his life. My grandmother is having a lot of problem because he keeps thinking he is somewhere he is not.. Thank you so much
It really depends on what is causing them. It sounds as if your grandfather is very sick. Does he suffer from dementia? Sometimes with dementia, they will get confused and often they think they are somewhere else from their past, such as a home lived in previously, for example. These are not really hallucinations, they are caused more by confusion, not by seeing things that are not there. There is not a whole lot one can do for this sort of thing other than redirect and try to reorient them to where they really are. Ask your hospice personnel for help. They are a very valuable resource when your loved one is very ill. If he becomes agitated from his confusion then they can give medications to help with the agitation.
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