Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
163 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for paranoia in the elderly

hello doctor,maa grandma is suffering from mental disorder like she is scared of being alone and she keeps on saying that somebody is here taking away all the things ...we are giving her sleeping pils from yesterday..and she just wanna hide herself..we ar very tensed about this behaviour of her ...please suggest me what to do in this kind of situation and she is 88 yrs old n she is sugar pateint..
Tue, 7 Oct 2014
Report Abuse
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Your grandmother may be suffering from a delusional disorder or dementia. "Someone is stealing my things" is a common delusion in dementia.
You should not give her sleeping pills as they may worsen her dementia. They also increase the risk of fall.
You should take her to a psychiatrist who will be able to evaluate her and give proper treatment.
Hope this answers your question.
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

70 yo WM, no PMHx (reportedly extremely healthy), presents with delusions of grandeur, impulsivity, confabulation, insomnia, paranoia. Denies EtOH....