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Alzheimer's: Theft, Paranoia or Forgetfulness?

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The truth, as they see it, is still the truth in their eyes. Delusions, hallucinations, agitation, aggression, and depression are all part of the gradual progression of psychosis of patients with Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). An average of 41% of these patients will experience these psychotic symptoms. One of the most common delusions these patients have is theft-related. An experienced caregiver offers her advice on how to deal with accusations of theft, which are common in dementia patients.

Continue reading on Agingcare to learn more about the frustration and pain of being falsely accused of stealing from your parent:

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