Tag Archives: Delusions

Hallucinations and Delusions in Dementia With Lewy Bodies (Behavioural Neurology)

Summary Hallucinations and delusions are common in Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). A study shows that DLB patients who experience delusional symptoms tend to have poorer cognitive function and more severe BPSD. Oddly, DLB patients with diabetes appear to be less … Continue reading

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Updated DLB Consortium Diagnosis and Management Consensus Report (Neurology)

Summary The Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium has published an updated set of recommendations on diagnosis and management of DLB. Clinical features and diagnostic biomarkers are covered, with guidance on their interpretation. Previously omitted aspects of Lewy-related pathology are … Continue reading

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Exploring the Morality and Efficacy of White Lies and Deception in Dementia Care (MHF)

Summary The Mental Health Foundation (MHF)’s “Dementia: what is truth?” report explores strategies for handling the different realities and beliefs held by persons with dementia. It concludes, perhaps realistically, that judicious use of non-truths and half-truths may be justified if … Continue reading

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Expert Consensus Guidelines for Family / Unpaid Carers on Assisting Persons With Cognitive Impairment or Dementia (BMC Geriatrics / Mental Health First Aid Australia)

Summary Experts were consulted with a view to developing a set of indicative guidelines for family and non-professional carers when assisting older persons either developing cognitive impairment or with dementia (or delirium). A list of potentially valuable skills (based on … Continue reading

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Severe, Persistent and Fatal Delirium (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary Delirium is typically a transient syndrome, but this study concentrates on severe persistent and potentially fatal delirium. Just 15 cases are considered, involving diverse diagnoses including Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. Full … Continue reading

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A Compendium of Patient Information on Parkinson’s Disease (Patient.co.uk / Parkinson’s UK / USA: Multiple)

Summary Just in time for Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015 (April 20th -26th 2015), here is a collection of information on Parkinson’s Disease written primarily for patients and the general public. From Patient.co.uk (UK Independent Health Site) Parkinson’s Disease. Leeds: Patient.co.uk … Continue reading

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Information Resource on Lewy Body Dementia (National Institute on Aging: USA)

Summary More than 1 million Americans may be affected by Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). This information resource from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA has been written to assist people with … Continue reading

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Guidance on Prevention and Management of Challenging Behaviour in NHS Settings (NHS Protect)

Summary This document offers guidance for NHS staff on handling clinically-related challenging behaviour. It covers the management of patients’ distress and the provision of treatment in an environment which is safe for staff, patients and visitors. “Clinically related challenging behaviour, … Continue reading

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Pimavanserin for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis (NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary Parkinson’s Disease psychosis is a common side-effect in Parkinson’s Disease patients, involving hallucinations and delusions (irrational beliefs). Roughly a half of people with Parkinson’s disease may show psychotic symptoms eventually. Recent research assessed safety and efficacy of a new … Continue reading

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Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary 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. … Continue reading

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