Hallucinations in the Elderly

  • Parkinson's Psychosis: A Little-Known Symptom of PD

    Shakiness, unsteady gait and freezing are the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, but half of those with PD also develop hallucinations, paranoid thinking and delusions.

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  • 5 Ways to Manage Dementia-Related Hallucinations

    Two of the most frightening and troublesome side effects of dementia are hallucinations and delusions. They are very real to the person who is experiencing them but highly frustrating for caregivers to deal with.

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  • Daylight Saving Time Can Trigger Sundowning Behaviors

    For seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, the time change each fall may exacerbate symptoms of sundowning. Less daylight and modifications to one’s daily routine often bring added emotional, behavioral and cognitive difficulties.

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  • Sundown Syndrome Can Worsen During Fall and Winter Months

    Sundowning can happen with dementia patients year-round, but during autumn and winter, the effects can be magnified due to shorter, darker days. Be aware of the causes of and treatments for this dementia-related behavior.

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  • 7 Signs It’s Time for Memory Care

    Knowing at what point dementia patients need 24-hour care is critical. Spot the signs it's time for memory care to improve a patient's quality of life.

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  • A Spouse’s Experience: Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

    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.

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  • 8 Facts to Know About Lewy Body Dementia

    Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a type of dementia that is often overshadowed by the most prevalent kind, Alzheimer's disease. To clear up the confusion, here are eight facts everyone should know about LBD.

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  • Is Using Validation for Dementia Calming or Condescending?

    Seniors with dementia often live in an altered reality that can sometimes be upsetting. Validating their perceptions and feelings is the kindest, most respectful way to handle confusion, hallucinations and delusions.

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  • UTIs and Dementia in Seniors: Impact and Treatment Options

    Urinary tract infections (UTI) in elders are common and are especially challenging to diagnose in elders with dementia. Learn how this condition affects older adults and what treatment options can help prevent recurrent UTI in dementia patients.

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  • UTIs Cause Unusual Behavioral Symptoms in Elders

    Seniors with urinary tract infections may not exhibit classic physical symptoms. Instead, confusion and mental and behavior changes can be the tell-tale signs of a UTI.

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  • UTI in the Elderly: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in seniors can cause serious health complications. Learn how to spot the behavioral and physical symptoms of UTI in elderly individuals and how to reduce the risk of recurrent UTIs.

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  • Tips for Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s At Home

    Many families are committed to caring for Alzheimer’s patients at home for as long as possible. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to ensure a safe and successful in-home care experience.

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  • How to Deal With Aging Parents’ Difficult Behaviors

    Whether you are dealing with an angry, hostile elder or seeking answers on how to deal with irrational aging parents, we’ve compiled 10 difficult behaviors that elders exhibit and tips for coping with each of them.

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  • Understanding and Minimizing Sundowning in Dementia Patients

    Sundown syndrome in dementia describes behavioral changes, such as anxiety, confusion, and restlessness, that typically occur as the sun begins to set.

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  • Hallucinations and Delusions in Dementia Patients

    Hallucinations cause people with dementia to see or hear things that don't exist, whereas delusions are false beliefs resulting from memory loss.

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  • Parkinson’s Disease Top Tips: Coping with PD Psychosis

    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.

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  • What Am I Doing Here?

    After blanking out during a recent speaking engagement, I realized how few people know about or recognize the signs of dementia. Patient perspectives are crucial to achieving a better understanding of this disease.

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  • When a Loved One Hears Voices, But No One is There

    Does your loved one suffer from mental illness or any form of dementia that causes them to be delusional, have hallucinations or hear voices? How do you handle it?

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  • Dementia with Behavioral Disturbances: Behaviors, Causes, and Types

    Behavioral disturbances are common in dementia patients, however, dementia can still occur without any behavioral disturbances at all.

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  • Delirium vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

    Learn the differences between delirium and dementia, including how quickly symptoms appear and their effects on attention and memory.

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