Meet Renee Calvin. She is the primary care partner for her husband Mike, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011. However, two years ago Mike’s PD progressed in an unexpected way – he began seeing things that were not there and believing things that were not true. Learn more about Renee and Mike’s story.
While reviewing data from the Parkinson's Foundation Parkinson’s Outcomes Project a year ago, I noticed a participant whose quality of life went from pretty good to terrible, then back to pretty good.
This week the FDA approved the drug Pimavanserin (Nuplazid) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis. There has been a critical, unmet need for development of better drugs to address hallucinations and A broad medical term used to describe a loss of contact with reality that involves hallucinations and/or delusions. in the setting of Parkinson's disease.
Diane Sagen's husband, Jay, has Parkinson's disease and experiences hallucinations and delusions. In this video, Diane shares their experiences after Jay's diagnosis with what health care professionals call “Parkinson’s disease psychosis.”
For more information about hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson's disease, call our free Helpline at 1-800-473-4636 or visit the Psychosis page on Understanding Parkinson's.
- Hallucinations are best described as deceptions or tricks played by the brain that involve the body’s senses. Hallucinations can be seen (visual), heard (auditory), felt (tactile), smelled (olfactory) or even tasted (gustatory).
- Although they appear very real to the individual, they cannot be seen, heard, felt, smelled or tasted by another person.