Children, Animals, Scary Things: How to handle hallucinations

First, let me say that if your friend with dementia is experiencing hallucinations (seeing or hearing something that isn’t there) they may have another medical issue going on, like a Urinary Tract Infection. However, if their diagnosis is Dementia with Lewy Bodies, or if they have been hallucinating all along, this could be a normalContinue reading “Children, Animals, Scary Things: How to handle hallucinations”

Embracing and interacting with hallucinations

It can be pretty scary when your loved one with dementia is hallucinating. Here’s how you need to be dealing with it. Hallucinations are different than delusions: delusions are fixed false ideas, whereas hallucinations are seeing or hearing something that isn’t there. People with certain types of dementia are prone to hallucinations (like Dementia with LewyContinue reading “Embracing and interacting with hallucinations”

People In The Woods.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching HBO’s documentary, “The Memory Loss Tapes.” It’s a feature length film, but it is worth watching. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be astounded, and you’ll cry some more. The documentary follows people in different stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and documents their successes and struggles. I’veContinue reading “People In The Woods.”

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