Friday, December 19, 2014

Psychosis

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Alzheimer's disease can cause psychosis in a patient, which can dramatically change their personality. Delusions, hallucinations and extreme confusion, suspicion or fear can overcome your loved one. Rapid mood swings for no apparent reason is also a behavioral trait of Alzheimer's.

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Postictal psychosis is a serious complication that occurs in only about 10 percent of people following a grand mal seizure (major fit). Ira Hyman, writing in Psychology Today, says that marked changes in the behavior of a relative with Alzheimer’s disease may be noticeable following fits.   Postictal means ‘following a…

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, commented on Seizures and Postictal Psychosis in… Hi Markcent,   You are helping your girlfriend by keeping an eye on…

02/27/14

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Christine Kennard, Health Pro, commented on Psychosis in Alzheimer’s Disease Dear Annie I am pleased your husband is having regular contact with his doctor. It…

10/18/13

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, answered What causes visual hallucinations? Hospice is generally very good at working through these things. They want people to…

11/12/12

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Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide, answered Alzheimers Patient-Accusing of stealing Mary, thanks so much for sharing your story with us! Most of us have been in…

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