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How to Manage Dementia’s Hallucinations without Drugs

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Hallucinations in dementia often pose bigger challenges than memory and cognitive problems. Watch these smart caregiver strategies from the University of Texas.


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December 27, 2020 1:14 pm

he session on Managing Dementia Hallucinations without drugs is good for the early stage to the moderate stage of the disease. A calm voice, reassuring, protecting the patient is useful at any level of the disease and not only with LBD. We must strive to use nonpharmacological therapy in all patients. This included diet, increased movement daily, and maintaining contact with the loved one and their memories. Unfortunately, when medications are required, the response is often no. By withholding appropriate pharmacology, suffers from the disease are often left in a pathetic situation of constant irritability, aggression, and emotional upheaval. Think of the quality of life before making a choice. Too many times, major depression is not diagnosed; psychosis becomes unmanageable. The result is patient’s quality of life suffers. So please, before you condemn the pharmacology look at the symptoms, stage of disease, and did other measures fail. I see too many suffering when appropriate drug therapy is with held by we'll meaning people. Please don't automatically poo, poo potential help because someone from Texas U. Didn't give a balanced presentation.

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This site was inspired by my Mom’s autoimmune dementia.

It is a place where we separate out the wheat from the chafe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. Google gets a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia every 7 minutes. That can overwhelm anyone looking for help. This site filters out, focuses on and offers only the best information. it has helped hundreds of thousands of people since it debuted in 2007. Thanks to our many subscribers for your supportive feedback.

The site is dedicated to all those preserving the dignity of the community of people living with dementia.

Peter Berger, Editor

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This site was inspired by my Mom’s autoimmune dementia.

It is a place where we separate out the wheat from the chafe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. Google gets a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia every 7 minutes. That can overwhelm anyone looking for help. This site filters out, focuses on and offers only the best information. It has helped hundreds of thousands of people since it debuted in 2007. Thanks to our many subscribers for your supportive feedback.

The site is dedicated to all those preserving the dignity of the community of people living with dementia.

Peter Berger, Editor

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