Resources tagged with delusions

An Alzheimer’s Overview

Understanding Alzheimer's | 04.27.15

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia, a family of conditions that cause memory and behavior problems which interfere with the activities of daily life. The symptoms tend to begin gradually and then get progressively worse with the passage of time.  Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, accounting for up…

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Paranoia

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Paranoia: feelings of fear and mistrust People with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can grow distrustful and suspicious of those around them — even those closest to them. This can lead to unrealistic fears, as well as hurtful accusations that caregivers or other individuals are out to harm them, steal things or cheat them in some…

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Anxiety and Worries

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Anxiety and Worries: the potential for fear A diagnosis of dementia is uniquely troubling for a person. It signals a future of uncertainty and inevitable decline, putting the plans of a well-ordered life in disarray. Little wonder it is a source of anxiety, worry and fear. Caregivers and loved ones share these feelings, since they…

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Communication

Living With Alzheimer's >> Day-To-Day Issues | 04.24.15

Communication: the invisible barrier. Problems with communication are an inevitable and distressing consequence of dementia. It’s often a two-way street: the person with dementia cannot articulate their thoughts, so caregivers are in the dark about their wants and their needs; and the person with dementia also cannot understand what is being said to them by…

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Sleep

Living With Alzheimer's >> Behavior Basics | 04.24.15

Sleep disturbances: when resting at night becomes erratic The normal patterns of sleep — awake during the daytime and retiring after dark — can become disrupted for people with dementia. This usually occurs because the person is only alert for relatively short periods of time during the day, and then alternates those times with short…

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