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 loved one’s taste buds to change.
Help your loved one stay connected to the areas in their life that they knew and loved—it could minimize delusions.
If your loved one needs to move to a care community, take along pictures, furnishings, plants, etc that can help them feel at home and avoid confusion and delusions.