Is it typical for Alzheimer's patients to make up stories?
Will people with alzheimer's, mid stage, tell stories or make statment that you have never heard and they not be true? Will they tell a lie & think it is a true statment?..Thank you
People with Alzheimer's disease may develop delusions (false beliefs held with absolute conviction despite superior evidence) and hallucinations (perceptions in a conscious and awake state in the absence of external stimuli which have qualities of real perception). These symptoms may cause them to tell stories that may not be true. However, they do not realize that and the stories cannot be considered lying because the people with Alzheimer's disease are not aware that the stories are based on their delusions or hallucinations.
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Are the stories they tell usually delusions or is it possible one might actually have some truth. For example a family secret that finally comes out?
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