Four suggestions to help you, when your loved one is hallucinating:
1. Go along with it: Trying to prove it’s not true will upset and anger your loved one.
2. Try to distract your mom or spouse: Acknowledge that they are upset; then offer tea, music, a snuggle with a pet.
3. Do detective work: Ask gentle questions; maybe a bedspread pattern looks alive or shadows look like people.
4. Remove the trigger: Change the bedspread to something that is monotone. Special lighting can help minimize shadows.
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