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My eighty year old sister who lives with her eighty two year

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My eighty year old sister who lives with her eighty two year old husband imagines he has fictitious family and friends in there home. She has enough money to buy a small house and keeps threatening to leave but in reality has no where to go. I and her husband are worried she'll up and leave end up alone and confused her husband loves her but the situation is having a bad effect on his health where can we go to get help for her?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long is he having this problem?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hashe been seen for this as yet?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Has he**

Customer: My SISTER has been like this maybe the last year as far as I'm aware the doctor said she has not crossed the threshold as yet but she's very anxious to leve the home which is very worrying
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Sorry I misread the question. It is in fact your sister.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that she needs a referral to a psychiatrist.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She needs to be seen as soon as possible.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She is most likely having psychosis.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She is having visual hallucinations.

Customer: How do we arrang that?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You have to go to the GP and he/she will refer.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She will most likely require antipsychotic medications like risperidone, olanzapine etc.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer: Can I arrang this privately and soon?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you can.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But even for that you will require a referral

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So you can request your GP to refer her ASAP.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But again that also varies with your location.

Customer: Thanks
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can call the doctor's office and find details on how to go about it.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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