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Dealing with hallucinations in dementia care

A hallucination is a very realistic-feeling perception that a person has in the absence of any actual physical stimuli. For example, a person who is hallucinating may see a human or animal that is not there. That same person may even hear or smell something that does not exist. Hallucinations are not the same thing as delusions.A delusion is what happens when a person believes something that isn’t true, such as when a person thinks that she is a deity or that her family is stealing all of her money.
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