Dave see his wife on the phone:
- This triggers his residual fear of abandonment.
- To make sense of this fear, his dementia-damaged-brain offers the delusion that that she is talking to her lover.
- Now, also angry, he accuses her.
- When she tries to explain, he becomes even angrier.
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A Caregivers’ Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia
Helen and James Whitworth are not doctors, lawyers or social workers. As informed caregivers, they share the information here for educational purposes only. It should never be used instead of a professional's advice.