Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What happens when dementia and delusions combine

I thought you would be interested in this article from the Alzheimer Society website.  For more information, visit alzheimer.ca.

What happens when dementia and delusions combine


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.

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