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Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, March 23, 2018
Erica Hornthal

It might be surprising to learn that 20 to 30 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will experience visual hallucinationsSomething you see, hear, smell, taste or feel that is not actually there.. While typically not a symptom of PD itself, they can develop as a result to a change in PD medication or as a symptom of an unrelated infection or illness.

Research Round Up: New Hope for Better Treating Psychosis

Monday, October 3, 2016
Fernando Cubillos, MD, Director of Research Programs

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. I wondered, “what happened here?” The answer: psychosis.

Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis: A Caregiver’s Story

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.

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