So last night my husband seemed fairly lucid. Our son helped him to the bed and then called out to me. When I reached the room, my husband was on the floor, vigorously stomping on a scrap of fabric that our little boy snipped off his sock. He was terrified. I picked it up to show him it was just a piece of sock, but he smacked it out of my hand, his whole body trembled, he was in such a state that he pulled the rail off the bed and smacked his head on the bedframe. And was clinging to our son and mouthing,"Why did you attack me?"
Today he brought it back up. What he saw was spiders. Seven inches long with giant scary eyes. And he is still angry at me and accusing me of attacking him. I don't know how much more I can take of this. I am always the one he's angry at and it's so hard to be compassionate.
What do you do? What can I do to deescalate the tension in a completely difficult situation? If I knew he was seeing gigantic spiders, I could have done something different. PSP has no record of hallucinations. The doctor didn't believe it could be Lewy body dementia. But could Alzheimers cause this type of hallucination? And would it be this difficult to diagnose?