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© The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.Older adults experience hallucinations in a variety of social, physical, and mental health contexts. Not everyone is open about these experiences, as hallucinations are surrounded with stigma. Hence, hallucinatory experiences in older individuals are often under-recognized. They are also commonly misunderstood by service providers, suggesting that there is significant scope for improvement in the training and practice of professionals working with this age group. The aim of the present article is to increase knowledge about hallucinations in older adults and provide a practical resource for the health and aged-care workforce. Specifically, we provide a concise narrative review and critique of (1) workforce competency and training issues, (2) assessment tools, and (3) current treatments and management guidelines. We conclude with a brief summary including suggestions for service and training providers and future research.
Author(s): Badcock JC, Laroi F, Kamp K, Kelsall-Foreman I, Bucks RS, Weinborn M, Begemann M, Taylor J-P, Collerton D, O'Brien JT, El Haj M, Ffytche D, Sommer IE
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Schizophrenia Bulletin
Online publication date: 08/07/2020
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
ISSN (print): 0586-7614
ISSN (electronic): 1745-1701
Publisher: Oxford University Press
PubMed id: 32638012
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