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Delusions and Hallucinations

 

  • 8/5
    2013
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    Alzheimer's, Paranoia, and Hallucinations: What to Do

    It is essential that you do not tell the person who is seeing or hearing things that you know what they see is not real because the things are real to the person. Reassure the person that you will keep them safe and understand emotion behind the hallucination or delusion. If the hallucination is pleasant,… read more

  • 8/5
    2013
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    4 Tips On How to Handle Your Loved One's Delusions

    Let your loved one say what is on their mind and listen attentively. Let them know you’re very sorry they feel this way and try to change the subject. Don’t try to reason with them—it won’t help. Agree with your loved one. read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Communication Tactics For Handling Delusions and Hallucinations

    Don’t argue. Redirect. Educate friends and family. Use physical touch. read more

  • 7/15
    2013
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    Conversation On Delusions

    If Mom says, “There’s a man outside,” say “He’s just passing by. Let’s go have some lunch.” “Mom, tell me more about what you see outside. Let’s go sit down and discuss this over tea.” “Would it help if I sat with you? May I hold your hand?” If Dad “sees a cat in his… read more

  • 7/10
    2014
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    Coping Strategies for Suspicions and Delusions

    The following tips are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  ©2013 Alzheimer's Association, reused with permission. A person with Alzheimer's may become suspicious of those around them, even accusing others of theft, infidelity or other improper behavior. Use these tips to help manage the situation:… read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Dealing with Delusional Behavior in a Person with Dementia

    Delusional behavior in a person with dementia can be very difficult to deal with. The first step is to have this person assessed by a doctor. If you have had this person assessed, it’s time for a follow-up. Delusional behavior is not uncommon in people with dementia. You need to talk to your loved one’s… read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Help for Caregivers Handling Loved One's with Delusions and Hallucinations

    Remember that a loved one can’t control these behaviors. Try to engage in conversation about growing up—it may comfort your loved one to go back to a happy time in their life. Help your loved one stay connected to the areas of their life that they knew and loved. read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    How Do I Deal with Delusions?

    Delusions can be frightening and painful for both the senior and the family. If you are caring for someone who is experiencing delusions, consider these tips: Try not to overreact or get upset, even if, like the false accusation, the delusion is upsetting. Remember, a real disease or disorder is attacking the brain. It’s the… read more

  • 7/15
    2013
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    How to Deal with a Loved One's Delusions from Far Away

    Delusions are a common—and challenging—symptom of Alzheimer’s and dementia. it’s important to have someone who is near your loved one involved to monitor the situation—from both a safety and quality-of-life standpoint. It’s just too hard to monitor these situations long distance without some local support. You might consider a home care company or a Geriatric… read more

  • 7/23
    2013
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    How to Manage Delusions and Hallucinations

    Delusions are denied as “fixed, false ideas.” Some people experience paranoia because they are losing control and don’t know what is happening around them. Here are a few tips to help manage delusions and hallucinations. Let your loved one vent. Let your loved one know you are concerned and will look into things. Redirect by… read more

  • 7/15
    2013
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    How to Prevent Delusions and Hallucinations

    Seek a doctor’s evaluation. Be observant. Involve family and friends to help come up with creative solutions. read more

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Managing Alzheimer's Delusions and Wandering

    Delusions and wandering are issues commonly associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Delusions may include accusations of theft and paranoia. Wandering can be especially frightening. This video discusses some tips and strategies to minimize and plan around these two challenging aspects of dementia. read more

  • 8/12
    2013
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    Overview: Delusions and Hallucinations

    If your loved one is insisting that there are strangers in the house, they may be experiencing a delusion—a fixed, false idea. There are a variety of potential causes for this condition including changes in the brain that occur as a result of dementia. While these issues can be frightening for the entire family, there… read more

  • 7/15
    2014
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    Strategies for Alzheimer's and Hallucinations

    The following tips are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  ©2013 Alzheimer's Association, reused with permission. When responding to hallucinations, be cautious. First, assess the situation and determine whether the hallucination is a problem for the person or for you.Offer reassurance. Offer reassurance. Respond in… read more

  • 7/15
    2013
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    Strategies to Implement When Your Family Member Experiences Delusions

    In any occurrence react calmly, don’t argue or try to reason or deny the experience. Enter your loved one’s reality. Understand triggers for delusions. Be sure to have vision and hearing checked regularly. Check the environment for inadequate lighting, shadows, reflections and glare. Take a step back and consider that certain medication could cause your… read more

  • 8/6
    2013
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    Tips to Relieve Your Loved Ones Anxieties/Hallucinations

    Do not argue with your loved one about what is real and what is a fantasy. Say something like, “I can see you are scared, but everything is fine.” During the day, redirect them to another activity. At night time, ask them if it would help if you sat with them for a few minutes.… read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    What Should I Do When a Loved One is Having a Panic Attack?

    Trying to explain away fears in the middle of a panic attack—when your family member’s heart might be racing, breathing is shallow, and feelings of terror are overwhelming—almost never works. While it’s happening, be supportive and comforting. Repeat simple phrases like “you’re going to be okay” or “we’ll take care of the problem.” Be lavish… read more

  • 8/2
    2013
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    What to Say When a Delusional Loved One With Dementia Makes Accusations of Adultery

    False accusations of adultery illustrate one of the most common kinds of delusions sometimes seen in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. If you haven’t experienced them, count your blessings; such delusional thoughts might never come up. But if they do, know that the quality of a couple’s relationship has little to do with this particular… read more

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