Individuals with dementia may become paranoid as a result of false beliefs, or delusions, which are a symptom of the disease. Examples of paranoia are accusations that someone is poisoning their food or stealing their money, or statements such as, "My spouse is an imposter."
Click here to read about causes of behavioral symptoms.
Click here to read about additional strategies to manage behavioral symptoms.
For more information, connect with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s licensed social workers. Click here or call 866.232.8484. Real People. Real Care.