Visual hallucinations more frequent than auditory in dementia?

Yes. However, it depends on type of dementia the person has. In lewy body dementia, key features include realistic visual hallucinations; there are other symptoms directing one to this diagnosis as well. Ad can cause both types of hallucinations, but delusions and paranoia are probably more common. Unfortunately, there are limitted drugs fda approved for common symptoms related to dementias.
3 main causes. Alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia and vascular dementia are the top 3 causes of dementia. Lew body dementia is accompanied by visual hallucinations that are typically problematic at night.

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Can anything specific aid dementia patients in feeling better/handling auditory hallucinations?

Geriatric issues. It sounds like these issues are best approached by a geriatric psychologist, and a geriatric psychiatrist. Which is to say, you're looking for a psychologist and a psychiatrist both of whom specialize in geriatric issues, like the ones that you have described. State psychology and psychiatric organizations can help you find the best practitioners for these issues. Read more...