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Alzheimer's: How to Care for Someone Who Is Hallucinating

Alzheimer's: What is a hallucination?

What is a hallucination?

Hallucinations are a false perception of an event or object, but are very sensory and real to the person experiencing it. A hallucination may impact vision, hearing, smell, taste, or even physical touch. It could be comforting, such as the image of a dead loved one, or upsetting, like bugs crawling all over the arm.