Paranoia delusions and hallucinations are some of the most common symptoms of dementia here are some tips for coping with these symptoms in the Care recipient (cr)

Try: Have vision or glasses examined rapid visual deterioration is unusual but so are regular eye exams visual impairment easily leads to misinterpretation of the environment having hearing tested or hearing aid regularly serviced diminished hearing also leads to ‘hearing noises’ that are unintelligible which in turn lead to ‘auditory hallucinations ‘ seek a medical evaluation to assess for illness infection chronic pain or bowel impaction seek a psychiatrist’s evaluation of paranoia delusions and hallucinations try to change the cr’s social environment if he is isolated this could reduce the symptoms caused by isolation

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