Tag Archives: Hallucinations in People with Dementia

Issues in the Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Translational Neurodegeneration)

Summary This article discusses recent progress, and problems remaining, in the clinical diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The sensitivity of accurate clinical diagnosis of DLB is said to be low. It seems likely that it may be possible … Continue reading

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Non-Pharmacological Management of Behavioural Symptoms in Dementia (JAMA)

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary Since pharmacological treatment (i.e. antipsychotic medication) for the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia: Best Practice Guide (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This “Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice guide” booklet, has been published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), … Continue reading

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Hallucinations in People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society Factsheet)

Summary This Patient Information factsheet, produced by the Alzheimer’s Society, is written with a view to giving practical advice to nursing staff, carers and/or relatives supporting people experiencing hallucinations. Here is a brief sample quotation: “Where you suspect real hallucinations, … Continue reading

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