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What was the cause of delusions in the 'old timers' depicted in the movies?

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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Dementia

It's the movies, so is all just made up, so who knows? :) however, delusions are common symptoms in several types of dementia, including dementia with lewy bodies, alzheimer's dementia, and vascular dementia.
So my guess is that they likely were depicting some type of dementia.

In brief: Dementia

It's the movies, so is all just made up, so who knows? :) however, delusions are common symptoms in several types of dementia, including dementia with lewy bodies, alzheimer's dementia, and vascular dementia.
So my guess is that they likely were depicting some type of dementia.
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