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

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

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.

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you

posted 4 months ago

Sleeping In

Sleeping In

Is it best to let my mam wake in morning on her own or better yo wake them
I have been letting her lie in ..my brother tends to wake her with her breakfast ..personally i think this knocks her back ...

A myALZteam Member said:

SuzieQ, yes mamma! If you have him in a home, they better be waking him and checking him every 2 hours. I would not tolerate him having a sore bottom!

posted about 1 year ago

Preparing To Move My Wife To A Group Family Home

Preparing To Move My Wife To A Group Family Home

She is in the advance stages of Alzheimer’s and it has come time to move her into a small family home. She is a very calm and considerate personality without any violent tendencies. What steps can we take to prepare her for the move? We have been married 57 years and won’t let me out of her sight without becoming upset or nervous.

A myALZteam Member said:

I completely disagree with not returning for days or weeks. Your presence is reassuring her. She needs to feel safe and accepted. My mom would get very… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Hi! I'm Looking For A Referral For An Elder Law Attorney In Louisville, Ky

Hi! I'm Looking For A Referral For An Elder Law Attorney In Louisville, Ky

Hi, I'm in need of an Elder Law attorney in Louisville, ky. Preferably one you've personally used or know of their experience. I've heard so many horrible stories about inexperienced attorneys, I just want one that knows his stuff. Thank you in advance for your help.
Be blessed and stay safe!

Please Share With Me The Time Frame You Have Personally Experienced With Alzheimer’s

Please Share With Me The Time Frame You Have Personally Experienced With Alzheimer’s

I am fully aware that each patient is unique with this disease. I still would appreciate hearing your own experiences. From the time that symptoms were first observed how and when was the diagnosis made? Then after that how many years did it take for the disease to progress to its more advanced or final stage?
Thank you.

A myALZteam Member said:

Scared Wife, with all due respect the kids do not get to decide what is best for your husband. They mean well but you already stated his wishes in your… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Moderate Stage

Moderate Stage

When do you decide to move to assisted living from independent living? Stove has been unplugged, doesn't seem to cook or heat up much anymore, one meal per day provided by facility is included, meals are brought in often by family and friends. I believe she has forgotten how to use the washer and dryer but of course has an excuse as to what is going on with it. I have started doing her laundry. In any given day she can range from totally off to great detail and recall. My fear is that she will… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

You might be surprised that she could find a new friend but sounds like it’s time.

posted over 2 years ago

How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

My husbands family who only sees him about 3 or 4 times a year, can’t tell there is anything wrong him. Sometimes I think they doubt his diagnosis and what I tell them. He is on medication, still takes care of all his personal needs, drives in our very small town, and does most everything he used to do. He can carry on a conversation without most people noticing anything unusual. Yet at home with our immediate family, we see small things daily. He… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you Nothgiel, you are so right. However, our son and daughter both realize their dad’s problems so I have their support!

posted about 1 year ago

Not Recognising Himself In A Photo!

Not Recognising Himself In A Photo!

Morning everyone - hope we're all doing as best we can for ourselves and each other!
I would just like to know does/has anyone come across a situation where the person suspected of having Alzeimer's/Dementia?? no longer recognises themselves in a very clear photograph - Is this quite a common part of it?? Bear in mind my Hubby wont go to Drs at all so no diagnosis given as no-one but myself is aware of his change of personality/bizzare behaviours etc. Last night I was showing… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My hubby went thru a very destructive and violent period about a year and a half ago. Spent almost $3000 repairing/replacing things he would destroy… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Inside The Mind

Inside The Mind

My dad is 90 and in his 10th year of Alzheimer's. He lives in an assisted living facility with my 89 yr. old mom (his only connection to reality). He still has his endearing personality (through little quips and childlike comments), and is so kind to everyone he sees. But, he does not seem to understand how to perform the most basic activities anymore or understand what he is to be doing from one moment to the next. He doesn't know what goes on his toothbrush and asks what he is to do next after… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thanks Martha, had not heard about being Type 3 Diabetes?? He does have a sweet tooth, but it hadn't been a problem. He just loves his coffee in am and… read more

posted about 2 months ago