My husband does not understand reflections in mirrors or windows - he feels people are out there and feels threatened. Why? - AgingCare.com

My husband does not understand reflections in mirrors or windows - he feels people are out there and feels threatened. Why?

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Mirrors are a big problem, as people with Alzheimer's often ter so they don't recognize themselves in the mirror, just as they don't recognize a spouse or child. So, to them, the person in the mirror is a stranger. If they are paranoid, as is often the case, then they feel threatened.

I don't know if a medication adjustment would help, but you may want to inform the doctor.

Take care,
Carol
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My mom went through this phase and, to be honest, it's fairly common. It may help to adjust lights or close curtains/blinds to assist with reflections in windows. We ended up taking down every mirror we could so Mom wouldn't be further upset. Warm hugs ~ patti
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