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August Dementia Care Video

Minimizing Frightening Hallucinations and Delusions

Hallucinations are sensory experiences that seem real but are not, and delusions are highly distorted beliefs not based on reality or reason. People with dementia can become confused and upset about situations or experiences that might not seem real to others.

Watch this video to learn: 

  • Common hallucinations and delusions with dementia
  • Frequent misidentification of hallucinations and delusions
  • Drug treatment (and overtreatment)
  • Successful non-drug approaches
  • When not to treat hallucinations and delusions

DementiaWise - a fresh approach to effective dementia care strategies


Deborah Bier, PhD | Director of Special Populations

ComForCare | At Your Side Home Care

Deborah Bier hosts monthly videos that focus on real-life issues for families and health care professionals who care for people with dementia.

She has a master’s in counseling psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. In addition, Deborah has obtained the following credentials:

  • Certified Alzheimer's Educator™ – National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner® – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Care Partner – Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Certificate in Gerontology – Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC
  • Mental Health First Aid – National Council for Behavioral Health