Analysis of Caregiver Perceptions of ‘‘Hallucinations’’ in People With Dementia in Institutional Settings

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 05/16/2012

The classification of hallucinations into subtypes may not be meaningful, and most visual and auditory hallucinations were not associated with negative affect. Some hallucinations occurred out of boredom, which exacerbated the sensory deprivation experienced by these persons, thereby increasing the likelihood of hallucinations.

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