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Handling Hallucinations & Visual Confusion in Dementia

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Dementia can make it difficult to recognize familiar faces, or even trigger hallucinations. Lewy body dementia is particularly susceptible to such visual problems. Watch Stanford’s Dr. Kirshner answer a few questions on the topic.


For a more in-depth look at this subject, go to the following article:


Capgras Syndrome: When Dementia Misidentifies a Face

In Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s, people can lose their ability to recognize faces. If this leads to a false belief, such as a person being an imposter, the diagnosis is Capgras Syndrome. It can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved. Learn the latest from Western University.


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  • Geoff Kerchner, MD, PhD, Neurologist and Neuroscientist at Stanford’s Center for Memory Disorders and Stanford University School of Medicine

    Videorecording was paid for by a grant from CurePSP and Stanford APDA.

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carol harris
carol harris
March 22, 2016 7:21 am

My husband has lewys dementia this is exactly what he is going through, its heartbreaking to see and live through

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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 chaffe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. With a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia appearing on the internet every 7 minutes, the site’s focus on the best information has been a help to many over the past 15 years. 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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