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Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Catastrophe, Jun 29, 2019.
Again not much help but Mum is cold during the day then complains of being too hot at night
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.
Seems your right Canary, heres one article see the link:
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.
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
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.