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What can I do about hallucinations caused by dementia?

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Dr. Paul Matthews
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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