anyone else experience night visitors?
My dad possibly has alzheimers, we are still waiting for tests/evaluation its been 5 months. he has been experiencing 'visitors' at night for many months and gets hardly any sleep. these visitors range from one person, to groups of people (who all appear to be old fashioned/dressed like quaker/amish). Dad wakes to find them leaning over him staring, he things they are hurting him so tries to fight them off. (he told us he got one with a pillow the other night) he is covered with bruising as he bashes himself on night stand etc. sometimes he has a large cat with big eyes just sat there. the doctor seemed interested in the type of visitor he gets, but offers no explanation. my dads health is deteriorating rapidly he becomes lost and out of control and thinks he is dying. we have an appointment in 6 weeks with a consultant but dont think he can wait much longer.
Does anyone else have experience of this type of visitation or any explanation please. we have tried using mild sleeping pills but they dont help. thank you