Sunday, January 8

Visual Confusion in Dementia


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.

  • 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.

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  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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