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

Dr. Max Haque
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Max Haque
Dr. Max Haque
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Reassure or Rx
Hallucinations occur in large proportion of demented patients.
Unfortunately there is no cure. The best non-medical therapy is gentle reassurance. But if that doesn't work, particularly at night, medications may be the only answer. But there are risks. A trade-off between quality of life and length of life may be needed, consult grandma's physician for details.

In brief: Reassure or Rx
Hallucinations occur in large proportion of demented patients.
Unfortunately there is no cure. The best non-medical therapy is gentle reassurance. But if that doesn't work, particularly at night, medications may be the only answer. But there are risks. A trade-off between quality of life and length of life may be needed, consult grandma's physician for details.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get her evaluated
By a geriatric psychiatrist in your area.

In brief: Get her evaluated
By a geriatric psychiatrist in your area.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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