DMF Posted January 18, 2008 Share Posted January 18, 2008 My daughter had a terrible spell with delusions. She's never had significant delusions before (she could certainly recognize that they were delusions) but this time she said she knew it wasn't logical but "she still believed them". Scared the living @%$$^ out of me. No amount of talking could change her mind (and that's what made me realize she was significantly delusional because before I could say "that sounds a bit like delusional thinking" and she would say, "your right") and I know that you shouldn't try to change their minds when they are delusional because it only upsets them. BUT, what in the @$#^ are you supposed to do? Say, "yeah, spirits are coming in the house through windows and trying to take possession of the dog's body"? It lasted a week or so and then it went away very quickly (thank god). Seriously, we've had no serious experience with them - any advice for a caretaker would be appreciated. Surely you can't just agree with it all. Also, her doctor raised her anxiety meds (daughter is getting ready to have a shunt put in her brain to drain excessive cerebral spinal fluid) and that may have helped........... As always, I appreciate your experience and replies! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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