Paranoia in the Elderly Articles
Hallucinations, Delusions and Paranoia Related to Dementia
Learn the differences between these three common dementia behaviors and the best techniques for how to respond to them.84 Comments
Dementia Patients and Their Hurtful "Lies"
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.154 Comments
Alzheimer's: Theft, Paranoia or Forgetfulness?
When dealing with the delusions and paranoia that often accompany Alzheimer's disease, caregivers commonly face accusations of theft. An experienced caregiver offers advice on how to deal with a dementia patient who believes others are stealing.24 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
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
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
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
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?6 Comments
Is Alzheimer's Behavior the Patient’s Problem or the Caregiver's?
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.15 Comments
When Dementia Patients See and Speak with Deceased Relatives
Dementia-related behaviors like delusions and hallucinations can be difficult for caregivers to accept and manage. While some fluctuations in lucidity are normal, abrupt changes in a loved one’s mental status can be a red flag.9 Comments