2. Mis-Identification Behaviors

Category 2 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Information Processing Theory

Associated Category/Categories: Disorganized Behaviors


  • Mis-identification of persons, places, objects (facial & non-facial).
  • Mis-identification of sounds, smells, tastes, touch.
  • Mis-identification of events or occurrences.
  • Mis-perception or interpretation of comments or behaviors of others.

Purpose of the Behavior

  • Demonstrates a disconnect between schema activation and pattern recognition.
  • Demonstrates an inability to encode new information.
  • Demonstrates a compromised memory, executive and visuo-spatial function.
  • Demonstrates to health care professionals (HCP) a potential shift into a “paranoid” state.
  • Demonstrates to HCP that verbal and non-verbal interactions may become misconstrued.



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