Saturday, March 12

Visual Confusion in Dementia

VIDEO:

Dementia can make it difficult to recognize familiar faces, or even trigger hallucinations. Lewy body dementia is particularly susceptible to such visual problems. Watch Stanford's Dr. Kirshner answer a few questions on the topic.




For a more in-depth look at this subject, go to the following article:

Capgras Syndrome: When Dementia Misidentifies a Face

In Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's, people can lose their ability to recognize faces. If this leads to a false belief, such as a person being an imposter, the diagnosis is Capgras Syndrome. It can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved. Learn the latest from Western University.

SOURCE:
  • Geoff Kerchner, MD, PhD, Neurologist and Neuroscientist at Stanford's Center for Memory Disorders and Stanford University School of Medicine

    Videorecording was paid for by a grant from CurePSP and Stanford APDA.

1 comment :

  1. My husband has lewys dementia this is exactly what he is going through, its heartbreaking to see and live through

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