Care recipient (cr) experiences hallucination without realizing it is an hallucination

Try: #hallucinations involve seeing or hearing things that are not actually present or occurring #hallucinations can occur with some kinds of dementia and can also be caused by reactions to medications psychiatric illness and significant stress consult a physician to determine the cause of hallucinations #when you become aware that a cr is having an hallucination listen carefully and be a little curious all you may need to say is what have the voices been saying what are you seeing now what is this like these questions show acceptance which makes it more likely the experiences the cr is having will be shared with you #consider medication if hallucinating places the cr in a frightened frightening or combative state if the hallucinations are not particularly disturbing to the cr and pose no threat to the cr’s safety you may choose to simply accept them as part of what the cr is going through

Materials: Knowledge of what is normal for the cr calm reaction

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Poor S T Memory

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