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How can I deal with hallucinations caused by dementia in grandma?

How can I deal with hallucinations caused by dementia in grandma?

Depends on the type: Hallucinations can be from many causes including infections, tumors, medications, and of course dementia. They can be auditory(hear things that aren't there), visual(see things), tactile(feel things)or olfactory(smell things). Depending on their severity, looks like your grandma should be properly evaluated by someone who specializes in the field of geriatric psychiatry. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more


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How do you deal with hallucinations caused by dementia?

How do you deal with hallucinations caused by dementia?

With treatment.: Hallucinations can be terrifying. But there are risks with any treatment. The risks have to be weighed against the benefits. ...Read more

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What can I do about hallucinations caused by dementia?

What can I do about hallucinations caused by dementia?

Rule Out Causes: Very common in dementias but may be treated very differently. (alzheimer's hallucinations may be treated different then those of lewy body or parkinson's dementias) the type of dementia is important to be as accurate as possible with. Medical evaluation is needed regardless as many medical conditions lead to hallucinations. Environmental stimuli and stress. Finally not all hallucinations need meds. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Not exactly: Hallucinations or visual disturbances aren't symptoms of dementia, per se. However, patients with dementia may experience hallucinations or delusions if a delirium or other cause of these symptoms is superimposed on the dementia. Delirium develops over a short period of time (usually hours to days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day. Patients with delirium often respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Absolutely: Yes, it's dangerous. If it's that bad, you must see a doctor to get it treated. Hallucinations aren't just fun and games. They can cause you to do dangerous things. Lack of sleep is quite unhealthy and can cause severe problems if it goes on for too long. ...Read more

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What dementia gives the most visual hallucinations?

LBD: By common accepted clinical work at [present , visual hall are extremely uncommon except in lewy body dementia; the sxs typically respond poorly or worsen when treated with anti psychotic meds. ...Read more

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Visual hallucinations more frequent than auditory in dementia?

Visual hallucinations more frequent than auditory in dementia?

Yes: However, it depends on type of dementia the person has. In lewy body dementia, key features include realistic visual hallucinations; there are other symptoms directing one to this diagnosis as well. Ad can cause both types of hallucinations, but delusions and paranoia are probably more common. Unfortunately, there are limitted drugs fda approved for common symptoms related to dementias. ...Read more

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What kind of hallucinations do you get from dementia following stroke?

What kind of hallucinations do you get from dementia following stroke?

Multi infarct: Dementia can involve hallucinations of any type depending on what areas of the brain are effected. So the patient may experience visual, auditory, tactlile, even gustatory hallucinations. The first two are the more common. ...Read more

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As hallucinations get worse what happens next with someone who has dementia with Lewy bodies. Sees stick people and animals all over in and out side?

As hallucinations get worse what happens next with someone who has dementia with Lewy bodies.  Sees stick people and animals all over in and out side?

Slow progression: Lewy body disease has a number of symptoms including parkinsonian type movements, memory problems, waxing and waning alertness and awareness, visual hallucinations and delusions. Find a local healthcare provider to assist you. ...Read more

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Can anything specific aid dementia patients in feeling better/handling auditory hallucinations?

Geriatric issues: It sounds like these issues are best approached by a geriatric psychologist, and a geriatric psychiatrist. Which is to say, you're looking for a psychologist and a psychiatrist both of whom specialize in geriatric issues, like the ones that you have described. State psychology and psychiatric organizations can help you find the best practitioners for these issues. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more