My sister has Parkinson's and I know that the drugs she is taking cause her to hallucinate from time to time, but when I spoke to her earlier today she accused me of screaming horrible things about her sons to her while we we on holiday about a month ago.
I realise this was probably caused by the impact the drugs have on her but it was very upsetting. It's the first time this has happened to me and I'm at a loss to know how to deal with it.
What I did was to quietly remind her that I loved her and her sons and that it would be very out of character for me to behave like that. he acknowledged that but still felt she was recalling something that had actually happened. After we'd chatted about other things she became calmer and I suggested she have a word with her consultant about the particular drug that seems to cause these hallucinations to see if there is an alternative. This is distressing to her as well as me, and it's heartbreaking to know that she's having these thoughts.
Does anyone have any experience of this that I could learn from?
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