How to stop difficult behaviour

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Catastrophe, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Bikerbeth

    Bikerbeth Registered User

    Feb 11, 2019
    178
    Bedford
    Again not much help but Mum is cold during the day then complains of being too hot at night
     
  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,271
    Female
    South coast
    Oh yes, dementia affects every part of the brain. Different parts are affected in a different order with different types of dementia, but ultimately, every part of the brain is damaged.
     
  3. Palerider

    Palerider Registered User

    Aug 9, 2015
    537
    Male
    North West
    Seems your right Canary, heres one article see the link:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4620514/pdf/awv276.pdf
     
  4. Catastrophe

    Catastrophe Registered User

    Feb 15, 2019
    27
    Thank you all for your replies, it helps to know I am not the only one.
    And yes Dad complains of being hot when eating and goes through a whole routine of puffing and panting and groaning.
    I find meal times a big chore with all the fuss. Often just sit with Dad while he eats then have mine later.
     
  5. Catastrophe

    Catastrophe Registered User

    Feb 15, 2019
    27
    Thank you all for your replies, it helps to know I am not the only one.
    And yes Dad complains of being hot when eating and goes through a whole routine of puffing and panting and groaning.
    I find meal times a big chore with all the fuss. Often just sit with Dad while he eats then have mine later.
     
  6. Abbey82

    Abbey82 Registered User

    Jun 12, 2018
    35
    Again, my Dad was the same. He could become angry if you tried to remove his coat also, his OCD has become super heightened throughout his FTD. One thing we found was to restrict his clothing, during the night or when one of us took him out we switched the clothes in his wardrobe to cotton shirts, shorts, thin jumpers etc and removed all coats, thick jumpers etc. Granted he got a little agitated asking where such and such was but within 10 minutes he had forgotten and could only wear what was in there. That helped to ensure he was wearing more weather appropriate clothing
     
  7. RosettaT

    RosettaT Registered User

    Sep 9, 2018
    235
    Female
    Mid Lincs
    My hubby has always been stick thin, weighs the same now as he did in his early 20s and has always felt the cold. So when he continued to wear thermal t shirts at the start of summer I didn't think anything about it. Like wise the winter before he was diagnosed he was always turning the heating up to about 25deg. Now of course I can see these were all pre diagnosis signs. Now he is immobile, funnily enough, he is the other way and complains of feeling the heat.
     

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