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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

A Lotta Folks Around Here . . .

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. . .keep telling me

that cooking is easy,

but I’ve known for quite some time

that not cooking is much easier.

Hallucinations Offer Clues to Medical Condition

Seeing animals or people that you know aren’t there, or hearing music or voices giving commands – these are hallucinations. They aren’t an uncommon experience, especially for older adults, according to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

Talk to your doctor if hallucinations occur regularly, last longer than a few moments, are a new occurrence, or are telling you to do something bad or dangerous. They may be a symptom of a treatable medical or mental condition.

Hallucinations can be a symptom of:

– Mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder;

– Certain medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, strokes, tumors, and seizures, and

– Vision problems loss ranging from cataracts to macular degeneration or glaucoma may cause visual hallucinations while hearing loss or deafness may trigger auditory hallucinations.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 8, 2022 at 2:00 am

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