Hallucinations and delusions may occur in the later stages of Parkinson’s Disease. This briefing covers their treatment and management from the perspective of patients, families and carers.
“A hallucination is when you see, hear or feel things that aren’t there. Delusions are unusual thoughts, beliefs or worries that aren’t based on reality”. (p.1)
People who experience hallucinations at earlier stages of Parkinson’s Disease may have dementia with Lewy bodies (refer to the Lewy Body Society).
Hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s. London: Parkinson’s UK, May 2013.