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These symptoms can be due to the disturbance in RE sleep cycle.
He is having less NREM sleep and mroe REM sleep the phase people dream a lot.
Visual hallucinations can be part of that as well.
He needs a sleep study and a sleep clinic consultation.
Sedatives liek Ambien may suppress such episodes well.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
Alzheimer's also will cause some memory impairments like forgetting phone numbers, destination while walking etc.
However, that is a possibility.
A neurologist or a sleep specialist will evaluate that for also.
That is very unlikely since it is not present throughout the day also.
Yes it can --in fact this suggests disturbances in sleep cycle.
Prostate problem should be addressed by his specialist soon.
Yes cipro can cause hallucinations as side effect.
May last for 2-3 weeks on average.
Tends to show improvement with time.