Hallucinations in the Elderly Articles
What's the difference between Alzheimer's hallucinations and delusions?
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.7 Comments
Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: A Little-Known Symptom of PD
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.4 Comments
Is Using Validation for Dementia Calming or Condescending?
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” can be the kindest, most respectful way to handle hallucinations and delusions.120 Comments
UTIs Cause Unusual Behavioral Symptoms in Elders
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.29 Comments
Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly
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.179 Comments
How to Handle an Elderly Parent's Bad Behavior
Fellow caregivers share their advice and real-life experiences with responding to and managing an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.147 Comments
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.1 Comment
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.9 Comments
When a Loved One Hears Voices, But No One is There
Rodger and I both hear voices--the crucial difference is where the voices are coming from.6 Comments
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.3 Comments
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.4 Comments
Armed and Aging: Should Seniors Be Allowed to Keep Guns?
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.69 Comments
Handling Dementia Behaviors in Adult Day Care
Adult day care staff members are trained to handle dementia behaviors, including: anxiety, hallucinations, wandering and aggression.0 Comments
Caring for A Senior With Alzheimer's At Home
When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.8 Comments
How to Care for Someone Who Has Alzheimer's Disease
Information and advice for coping with some of the most common challenges faced by family caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.27 Comments