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Does Anyone Else See Features Of Paranoia In Their Care Recipient?

Does Anyone Else See Features Of Paranoia In Their Care Recipient?

Even at her best, I see things that are “off” with my significant other. The dementia waxes and wanes, but she often sees people who aren’t there, and asks me about them. “Is anyone else out there?” is a common question I receive at home. Suspiciousness factors in; if I am perceived to have been gone too long at the supermarket, she’ll be angry and accuse me of meeting someone. When my financial advisor called me at home on business, she accused me of having an affair with her. It’s hard to… read more

posted 8 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband also sees people that are not there. He also has been fixed on the garage, he thinks someone is living in it. Once in a while he will ask me if we are going to sleep here tonight meaning in the house we have lived in for 56 years. Everyday it seems there is something new. On the brighter side he has been sleeping a little better since I started giving him melantomin. This is a great place to vent as we all seem to be in the same boat. Stay strong Ruth.

posted 8 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband always sees people in our home alot..he asks questions all the time....he constantly,wants to go home..he can no longer drive and this is the worst thing that could happen but the dr. Said NO DRIVING....his meds help keep things together....
But we are all on this same journey and I am thankful there is someplace to vent.. thanks for listening...hugs..

posted 8 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Wish I had something for you on this one. When white lies and deflection don't work, You have a challenge. Say "they know not what they do" a million times and you might get over it. Blessings to you and yours

posted 8 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

She’s acting paranoid. Her doctor should prescribe a drug that will bring her anxiety down. As Bill would not swallow pills I started crushing it and out it in ice cream so the taste of the meds is not noticed. Don’t wait on this it’s too upsetting. The brain begins to see threats everywhere as it deteriorated.

posted 5 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

If he’s constipated a lot you have to change his diet. He has to eat only food that is nutritious, less sugar, less rich food, more fiber which means more vegetables, oatmeal is good. Dried prunes work for me. Do a google search. His doctor can recommend a diet for him. A lot of older folks use the psyllium powder- can’t recall brand name now. Ask pharmacist. Let us know how it goes. Don’t get stressed out!

posted 7 months ago
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