Hallucinations At The Age Of 69 Years.?
Good evening, I want to ask about my grandmother. My grandmother is now 69 years old, she sometimes imagines but thinks everything is real. He remembers the events of his youth first, and considers it to be happening now. For example, now he thinks his ex-girlfriend when he was young came and wants to marry her, and even picks up his ex-girlfriend as if he really wanted to come. Even though nothing happened, and it happened after he woke up. Is this senile or mental illness? Please help. Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Conditions experienced by your grandmother can occur due to various possible diseases, including:
Alzheimer's disease Vascular dementia Age-related memory disorders Conditions for vitamin B12 deficiency Psychosis disorders
And the possibility can develop along with your grandmother's medical history. But apart from that, both senile conditions in the elderly and mental disorders, both can be treated by a psychiatrist. In addition to psychiatrists, specialist doctors who can also handle some of the above possibilities are also neurologists. But if from the examination later the tendency toward mental disorders, neurologists will not be able to handle it. Therefore, we recommend that you consult your grandmother directly to a psychiatrist, so that the examination is more thorough and can be handled immediately.
In the meantime, make sure your grandmother doesn't live alone and someone is watching her. Don't keep your distance from him and show affection as you should. So, hopefully answering your question.