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Paranoia

Extreme and unreasonable feelings of suspicion and mistrust.
  • Learn the differences between these three common dementia behaviors and the best techniques for how to respond to them.
  • Fellow caregivers share their advice and real-life experiences with responding to and managing an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.
  • Alzheimer’s bad behaviors that aren't necessarily dangerous, but impact caregivers: Coping with the new normalcy when you are an Alzheimer’s caregiver and experiencing Alzheimer's bad behavior.
  • Memory loss is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, but neurological damage can also cause patients to make up stories and false accusations. The latter symptom is upsetting for caregivers, who are often the targets of these behaviors.
  • 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.
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