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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for handling hallucinations and delusions associated with PD.

Capgras is a type of delusional misidentification syndrome that can complicate a dementia patient’s quality of life. Learn the best way to handle delusions and foster positive interactions with your loved one.

After my father fell, his dementia seemed to progress rapidly. I learned firsthand that delirium can be a puzzling side effect of hospitalization in people of all ages.

Hallucinations and delusions are troubling symptoms that can develop in the mid to late stages of PD. A spousal caregiver shares her experiences with her husband’s psychotic episodes in order to raise awareness of this little-known facet of the disease.

Shakiness and freezing are the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, but another serious feature of this condition can cause patients to hallucinate and have paranoid delusions.

As with the ability to drive a car, the time may come for many elders when owning a firearm is no longer safe. Their families then face an emotional and sometimes risky decision regarding how and when to remove this hazard.

People in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often live in an altered reality. Validating a loved one’s perceptions via “therapeutic fibbing” is the kindest, most respectful way to handle hallucinations and delusions.

Rodger and I both hear voices--the crucial difference is where the voices are coming from.

Seniors with urinary tract infections usually don't exhibit the textbook symptoms that younger people do. Instead, confusion and sudden changes in behavior are the tell-tale signs of a UTI.

Does your elderly loved one have dementia, or it is it just old age? Here are some dementia signs and symptoms to look for.

Fellow caregivers share their advice and real-life experiences with responding to and managing an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.

When Alzheimer's or dementia sets in, dreams and past events can seem like reality to elders. What's a caregiver to do? Here is how to tell what is real for an Alzheimer's loved one or just a dream.

The truth, as they see it, is still the truth in their eyes. Delusions, hallucinations, agitation, aggression and depression are all part of the gradual progression of psychosis of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. An average of forty-one percent of these patients will experience such psychotic symptoms. The very real possibility of truth also exists due to the growing vulnerability of elder abuse and fraud.

Hallucinations in the elderly may be experienced through one of the five senses; a delusion is something a person believes to be true.

Here are some tips for coping with some of the most common challenges that people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s face.