If you’re not familiar with hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease, you’re not alone
Most people are well aware of the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as tremors, limb stiffness, impaired balance, and slow movement.
Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s may be more unexpected. Many would be surprised to learn that over the course of their disease, more than half of all people with Parkinson’s are affected by Parkinson’s disease psychosis. This non-motor symptom can cause people to see, hear, or experience things that aren’t real (called hallucinations), or even believe things that aren’t true (called delusions).
How people describe their hallucinations or delusions
Such as people, either living or deceased, animals, or objects
Like believing people are talking about you, or trying to access your money
May include fears of your loved ones stealing from you, putting you in harm’s way, or being unfaithful
Out of touch with reality
Not being able to tell what’s real or imagined
Over 50% of people living with Parkinson’s will experience hallucinations or delusions over the course of their disease.
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“I never knew that seeing things was a symptom of my Parkinson’s.”**Actor portrayal. Based on experiences shared by people living with Parkinson’s disease psychosis