'I see animals by my bed that aren't there'

A woman presents after daily hallucinations. She's not distressed but wants to know the cause

Mabel, an 83-year-old woman, is brought in by her worried daughter Susan, after reporting seeing animals and people at the end of her bed.

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This started around three weeks ago and occurs most days. The hallucinations are not causing Mabel any distress or anxiety.

There are no associated auditory hallucinations or acute cognitive decline. When questioned, Mabel says she knows that the people and creatures she’s seeing are not actually present.

Mabel denies associated headache, falls, blurred