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Elderly Paranoia and Rational Fear: Distinguishing Between the Two

Mar 19th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Grandma is convinced her offspring are stealing her money.  Uncle Fred lives in an assisted living facility and recently complained about missing some items from his room.  Dad and Mom are afraid of neighbors living in public housing down the street.  How can you distinguish between elderly paranoia and reasonable fear of something that is real [...]