Delusion of Theft in Dementia: better understanding and coping strategies for carers (Paperback)
When a loved one experiences delusions of theft as a result of Dementia, it can be distressing and upsetting for them but also stressful and frustrating for carers. Some carers may be the object of false accusations and others may be forced to listen to accusations they know are untrue about family, friends or neighbours. When no amount of evidence can convince a person with Dementia that their ideas have no basis in reality, it can result in heated arguments, verbal assaults and in some cases physical attacks. Chronic delusions of theft can be detrimental to relationships and can result in family and friends turning against one another. In this book, the author gives her personal experiences as a carer, and her professional advice as a registered mental health nurse and social worker, on how to manage delusions of theft. It outlines a holistic and practical plan on how carers can reduce the intensity of delusions, so they can improve the quality of life for their loved one. It is a must have for all carers, both informal and formal.