Mirrored-Self Misidentification Delusion in Patients without Dementia

Elderly man experiencing mirrored self-misidentification, seeing a younger version of himself in the reflection, a condition often linked with dementia.

Mirrored-self misidentification, also known as the mirror sign, is a type of delusion where someone believes their reflection in the mirror is not them. They might think it’s a stranger, a younger version of themselves, or even a relative. This delusion typically occurs in patients with dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, but interestingly, it can also happen […]