Delusions and hallucinations can be among of the most difficult issues for caregivers. Licensed Master Social Worker Cheryl Blanchard shares practical tips and reassuring advice for dealing with delusions and hallucinations without frustrating and upsetting your loved one.
Tips for managing delusions and hallucinations:
Don’t argue or correct
Respond the the emotion, not the content
Determine if your loved one seems upset by it
Reassure them and offer your assistance
Redirect their attention to an activity
Go along with it