No, I am not getting into the legalities and possible politics of this. For me, the National Security involved me.
I used this title because I recently had a nightmare with dream enactment and auditory hallucination. This was by far the worse psychiatric symptom that I had experienced since being diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies almost 4 years ago.
The nightmare began with someone taking my iPhone away from me. I could hear people in the background talking about what they intended to do. I was hearing them say they had already taken my medical records and now, they would take my financial records.
Still asleep, I was feeling myself becoming anxious, frustrated, and angry as I wanted to keep them from stealing my information. I wanted this to stop. The anger was so great that I did not know what to do.
I finally came out of the nightmare and woke up. When I woke up, my right fist was pounding my left palm as if I was attempting to destroy my iPhone.
With previous hallucinations, I have been able to recover quickly. This was not the case with what happened that night. The emotional toll that ensued was overwhelming. I experienced difficulty in letting go of the situation. All of this distress lasted for one and one-half days.
The person living with dementia with Lewy bodies understands full well the emotional distresses that is caused with events such as this. It is very difficult to describe to a loved one.....the emotional pain.....the fear.....will it ever stop. Those are the questions there are no answers.
Be LBD Strong!
© 2016 Robert Bowles
Robert Bowles, Jr.