My husband keeps seeing strangers in our home. I try to explain the doors are locked. He also forgets which city he lives in. We’ve been married 59 years and I don’t want him in a nursing home.
Unfortunately, hallucinations is a common side effect of some forms of dementia. I highly recommend taking your husband to the doctor and getting some medication to help with these. This is not a reason to put him in a nursing home, but at times it can become unsafe if he feels he is in danger while he is thinking someone is intruding into your home.
Congratulations on 59 years of marriage, and I hope you are taking care of yourself while you are taking care of him.
Thank you for writing and please make an appointment as soon as possible with his physician and let him know what is happening.