What happens when dementia and delusions combine Roughly half of people with Alzheimer's disease experience delusions at some point in their illness. Yet caregivers and health professionals don't always realize the range of additional challenges…
While delusions associated with other illnesses are wide-ranging, people with Alzheimer's disease experience only two types:.
Persecutory delusions, which means if they lose their glasses or keys, they assume someone stole them.
Mis-identification delusions, which causes them to confuse the identities of those close to them. Someone they believe is their brother is a son or a friend.
"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay nor an offence for which people should be penalised. but a misfortune. The cost of which should be shared by the commmunity. " ~Aneuryn Bevan. Founder of the NHS
"I felt that no boy should have to depend either for his leg or his life upon the ability of his parents to raise enough money to bring a first-class surgeon to his bedside."
This site is for information only, and should be used to help you navigate healthcare and finding more health information. The best source of medical information is your family physician or pharmacist.