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Overview: Delusions and Hallucinations

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Posted August 12, 2013

 

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 are strategies and techniques that can provide a solution for the family caregiver. Reacting calmly can help defuse the situation and preserve a person’s dignity.

Source: Confidence to Care

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