Whether you’re a caregiver or a person living with Parkinson’s, getting help starts with having a conversation about hallucinations and delusions related to Parkinson’s. Although it can be difficult, talking to a Parkinson’s specialist—and each other—about what you’re experiencing is an important first step.
If you are a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s, it’s important to talk about what you are observing. Your loved one may find it difficult to share their experiences—or they may not realize these experiences aren’t real.
A Parkinson’s specialist can help you determine if there are treatment options, such as counseling and/or medication, that are right for you. But they may be waiting for you to start the conversation.
These experiences may be a symptom of your Parkinson’s. A Parkinson’s specialist is the best person to help you find answers, but they may be waiting for you to start the conversation.
People often don’t tell their Parkinson’s specialist about their symptoms, which can make them difficult to diagnose. But early signs of hallucinations and delusions should not be ignored for a number of reasons.
It may get harder for the people who experience hallucinations and delusions related to Parkinson’s to identify whether or not what they’re experiencing is real.
Hallucinations and delusions can be stressful for both the person experiencing them as well as their caregiver. These symptoms may also increase the need for additional assistance and support.