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Episode 45: Capgras Syndrome in Dementia–My Family Member Thinks I'm Not Me but an Imposter! Make Dementia Your B*tch!

Capgras syndrome is the delusion (false belief) that one's family have been replaced by duplicates…by imposters. Capgras syndrome is seen most frequently in people living with Lewy Body dementia but can also occur in other dementias. The breakdown of specific parts of the temporal lobes, occipital lobes, and limbic system connections are thought to be the culprits. Learn more about Capgras and some approaches in this week's podcast. Here are the articles I referenced: Cannas A, Meloni M, Mascia MM, Solla P, Cocco L, Muroni A, Floris G, Di Stefano F, Marrosu F. Capgras syndrome in Parkinson's disease: two new cases and literature review. Neurol Sci. 2017 Feb;38(2):225-231. doi: 10.1007/s10072-016-2765-9. Epub 2016 Nov 15. PMID: 27848117. Josephs KA. Capgras Syndrome and Its Relationship to Neurodegenerative Disease. Arch Neurol. 2007;64(12):1762–1766. doi:10.1001/archneur.64.12.1762 Pereira GCM, de Oliveira GC. Prevalence of Capgras syndrome in Alzheimer's patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Dement Neuropsychol. 2019;13(4):463-468. doi:10.1590/1980-57642018dn13-040014 Want to leave me a message? My book, "Make Dementia Your B*tch! An Easy Guide to Understanding Dementia-related Behaviors" is now available on Amazon!  Order it here. Love the podcast? Want to stay in the loop and snag information about free stuff and other offers in the podcast? Subscribe here Frustrated with care refusals? Get your free copy of my checklist, “ Dementia Hacks: 15 Ways to Manage Dementia Care Refusals.” Have a dementia question? Want to hear it answered on a future podcast? Email me: Looking for a community? I have my own Facebook page for dementia caregivers: Make Dementia Your B!  #alzheimers #lewy body #frontotemporal #dementia #caregiving #care refusal  #dementiabitch #guilt — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. — Send in a voice message:
  1. Episode 45: Capgras Syndrome in Dementia–My Family Member Thinks I'm Not Me but an Imposter!
  2. Episode 44: Tips for Visiting People Living in Facilities
  3. Episode 43: Delusions in Dementia, Part 2–Approaches
  4. Episode 42: Delusions in Dementia Part 1
  5. Episode 41: Three Ways to Know if it is Safe to Leave My Family Member with Dementia Alone
  6. Episode 40: Deciding to Place a Loved One with Dementia is Not Surrendering!!
  7. Episode 39: Releasing Caregiver Guilt, Anxiety, and Fear!
  8. Episode 38: What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?
  9. Episode 37: Teen Caregivers of Parents Living with Dementia
  10. Episode 36: Air Travel and Dementia Caregiving

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