Is it part of Alzeihmers and can anything be done about it.
Unfortunately @A myALZteam Member, there’s little you can do about compulsive behaviour if that’s what it is. My wife sings to herself and whilst I don’t mind, its inappropriate at some times ( eg. in the middle of the sermon in church). We just have to get used to it and accept that this is something they can’t help or control. Try to identify what it is that annoys you. It will be something. If you can get a handle on that, it will take away some of the annoyance just by identifying what it is that annoys you about it. Usually the annoyance is because its pressing some button of ours and we haven’t recognized what it is.
My dad did that all his life and my son also does it without realizing xx
A good question @A myALZteam Member. Have you checked to see if there is anything stuck there or if his teeth have some problem (eg a part has chipped away or there is decay or a loose filling etc) If he hasn’t had a dental check in a while, it might be worth a visit to the dentist to have a look and check things out. Sometimes these things are based in fact.
I think Joyce, its more about when they do things that annoy us. We need to find out WHY we’re annoyed. What is it in our background and our life story that this behaviour is tapping into. When we know that, it takes away some of the power and we can cope with the behaviour better. I don’t think they do it to get attention. Its usually more to do with their inability to control impulses, to show empathy and to consider others. They just ‘do it’ because they can and it seems right to do it!
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