Visual hallucinations in older adults with low vision - Charles Bonnet syndrome
What is it about?
We studied whether the experience of visual hallucinations due to Charles Bonnet syndrome in low vision patients is linked to depression or cognitive impairment.
Why is it important?
Many older adults with low vision experience visual hallucinations that are NOT symptoms of mental illness, but are called Charles Bonnet syndrome. Clients know that these visual experiences are not real, but are often uncomfortable acknowledging the experience due to stigma and stereotypes.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walter Wittich