This is a sad but helpful article on Capgras syndrome, a specific type of delusion where a person believes that loved ones have been replaced by identical duplicates. They often believe that the loved one has been kidnapped and the “imposter” is a bad person. This is very common within our local Lewy body dementia support group. According to the article, one report showed a prevalence of 16.6 percent of those with LBD have Capgras syndrome.
Here’s a link to the article in today’s Washington Post:
Health & Science
This strange syndrome causes people to think their loved ones have been replaced by identical impostors
By Meeri Kim
April 7, 2018