Confabulation in Dementia

Amanda Denny

Posted by Amanda Denny on October 25, 2017

Confabulation is defined as the spontaneous production of false memories: either memories of events that never occurred or memories of actual events which are displaced in space or time. These false memories can range from elaborate and bizarre, such as a memory of being captain on an alien spaceship, to something as subtle and mundane as recalling having eggs for breakfast when it was actually cereal and toast. Most known cases of confabulation are symptomatic of brain damage or dementias, such as an aneurysm, Alzheimer's disease, or Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome.

Topics: Dementia Home Care, Confabulation