Hallucinations in the Elderly

Sensations that appear to be real but are created in the mind. Hallucinations can be visual, auditory, olfactory, or tactile.

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  • Alzheimer's hallucinations and delusions can be confusing and frightening for everyone involved. If you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's it is important to understand the difference between a hallucination and a delusion.

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  • 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.

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

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  • UTIs are often difficult to detect in seniors, but early diagnosis can prevent serious complications. Know the age-related symptoms to look for and learn how to reduce the risk of infection.

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