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Has Anyone Experiences With Narcisstic Personality Disorder And Alzheimer's?

A myALZteam Member

My husband has always had a Narsisstic personality now dementia with narcissism much worse. Has anyone heard the expression "Gaslighting" it, was a movie in the 40's or earlier. Now he's much more violent.

posted January 10, 2018
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A myALZteam Member

Thank you

posted July 5, 2020
A myALZteam Member

Hang in there.

posted July 5, 2020
A myALZteam Member

It’s so disheartening. My MIL was the most perfect mom, wife, sis, MIL and in every aspect of her being. She is so freed to do, be, say anything she feels at the moment mostly violent, cursing, hitting...etc. I see how she is freed from the perfectionism and making others happy while she suffered and so sad at the same time.

posted November 17, 2019
A myALZteam Member

Best wishes 🌺

posted January 28, 2018
A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member; thank you. There is a young lady at our church who we have adopted as a 'daughter' and her son our 'grandson' who is helping right now. Also, I have just been able to apply for placement for him at a day program = not for every day but at least 2 times a week. The director there - very educated in this field - suggests a misdiagnosis as he is not fitting the typical AD presentation. She thinks Pick's Disease is more accurate. So thankful for this resource and the ones in our community!! God bless us all!!!!

posted January 28, 2018
A myALZteam Member

Thank you all I re-read these notes to remind myself I'm not alone. Take care everyone

posted January 27, 2018
A myALZteam Member

Gaslighting is horrible, so damaging. I wonder how much it’s rekated to the mental changes and fear in the person? Aside from any personality issues? Don’t know. Just know the verbal/emotional abuse can cut so deeply.

posted January 26, 2018
A myALZteam Member

A family member is NPD. Please get as much help as you can and NEVER feel guilty if you can't manage him any more. Your health safety and happiness is also so very important! God bless you both! 💗

posted January 23, 2018 (edited)
A myALZteam Member

My sister had early onset AD (<50 yrs old). She was a special ed teacher for nearly 30 years, very active in her church and community. Her fear was that she would be nasty or mean as her disease progressed. She never was, not one minute. Sometimes, I wonder if the dominant personality persists through the Disease. My dad had a mean temper that would rear it’s ugly head with me at times. Every one else praised him for his sense of humor. As his AD progressed, he would get angry (lack of control) when he knew that he forgot something. He didn’t know what he forgot. The last week of his life (he died January 2nd) he was so sweet, smiled a lot and giggled when tried to say something and it didn’t come out right!
One thing that I learned in the last 18 months with him was..... every moment was different, as soon as you think you have him or her figured out, they change! Change is inevitable. Patience and prayers!

posted January 22, 2018
A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member , are there any family members that can help you? I've learned that the caretakers need to take care of themselves in order to take care of others. Take some time for yourself every now and then it works wonders.

posted January 22, 2018

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