My dad is 82 now, my sister is his primary carer.
she is saying that my / our dad seems to be able to turn the alzheimers on / off and acts normal some times and totally bonkers at other. She is also thinking he is able to Lie to aid his gain.. and says what HE thinks we want to hear..
whilst in a brief care stay(out of his normal environment) he was heard telling the staff how happy he was.. but then with my sister.. hee told her he hated it there, cried and wanted to get out of the place..
i dont see it as lying.. i see it as very clever manipulation...
is this a familiar scenario>>??
dad when he is in company seems so much more lucid.. but after a while and no stimuli.. he is withdrawn and down..
I live abroad..7000 miles away
Im at a loss how to help.
My other sister who lives in the UK now doesnt want to see dad as he is worsening.. i couldnt believe that!
id love to see my dad.. get in a car be there in 2 hrs.. not 24 hrs travelling..
anyway.. I just need some advice as to the lying thing.. is this usual?