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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 51 (2009) 3, 189 - 193

Case report

The Charles Bonnet syndrome and dementia

E. De Baerdemaeker, F. Bouckaert, H. D'haenen †

summary
An 83-year-old visually impaired woman was admitted to the hospital because of complex visual hallucinations. Her symptoms were indicative of the Charles Bonnet syndrome (cbs). On the basis of this case we explore the relationship between cbs and dementia and discuss the different opinions on this topic.

keywords Charles Bonnet syndrome, cognitive dysfunction, dementia