Irritating Habits

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Bree, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Bree

    Bree Registered User

    Oct 16, 2013
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    Honestly it's driving me up the wall. The champing of teeth, the constant grunts, and now the stamping of the left foot on the floor, it's like living 24/7 with a one man band ! :eek::eek:
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Ha! Sorry but that did make me laugh!

    It's the grinding of the teeth that grinds me down!:rolleyes:
     
  3. lexy

    lexy Registered User

    Nov 24, 2013
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    #3 lexy, Feb 28, 2015
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  4. Bree

    Bree Registered User

    Oct 16, 2013
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    Sometimes you have to see the funny side. ;)
     
  5. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
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    Two things for me; you wouldn't want to know what either of them are, but they're really 'orrible!

    Much love to you.
     
  6. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
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    It's the l.o.n.g sighs as he gets ready to go to bed. He doesn't have to prove he's tired!
     
  7. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    His constant fidgeting and foot wiggling that shakes the whole sofa! And grunting while eating! The insistent head scratching! Peeling off a banana skin in its entirety before eating it! The way he shovels food in! Touching all my things and folding up my newspapers when I haven't finished reading them yet! Ditto for the TV guide! Stalking me into the kitchen every time I try to cook! Folding up used tissues and putting them on the table next to the shoes that also found their way there!

    I have to stop before my blood pressure raises!
     
  8. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    Bree your 'one man band' made me :D too:eek:

    I don't know what I do to irritate others, only that I'm sure I do:eek: but you're all too polite to say.;)
    But I do know it irritates me no end when I can't find what I'm looking for when I know its there:(
     
  9. 1954

    1954 Registered User

    Jan 3, 2013
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    I'm sorry too but it brought a smile to me too

    We have constant champing especially when eating. Nose picking. And numerous others which nearly drive me over the edge! Of course none of these things happen when someone else is here! It's all saved up for hubby and I
     
  10. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Oh how could I forget about the nose picking! And the nail biting! And the endless rearranging of his placemat at mealtimes!
     
  11. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    The placemats! Bill has to have everything lined up exactly straight!
     
  12. 1954

    1954 Registered User

    Jan 3, 2013
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    Dipping toast in her boiled egg and it all drips down her 'bib' and constant fiddling with her food

    Slurping her drinks and most goes down her front. I know she can't help I though
     
  13. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    He can spend ages on getting it just so! Why does no one tell you that they get OCD on top of everything else?
     
  14. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    At the end of the day although they drive me mad I am so sad for my husband that these things are out of his control.
     
  15. Oxy

    Oxy Registered User

    Jul 19, 2014
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    I do agree Izzy but at the time.......



    This thread does help to see we are not alone with whatever foibles we are presented with.
     
  16. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
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    #16 Spamar, Mar 1, 2015
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    Hadn't thought about OCD. He lines his shoes up with millimetre precision, socks on top just so.it doesn't annoy me, more amuses me. Place mat is another one, has to be just right!
     
  17. Amber 3

    Amber 3 Registered User

    Feb 4, 2015
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    Constantly stroking the tiles in the fireplace, then running his hand over the mantelpiece....Finger marks everywhere, and have had to remove all ornaments !
    Driving me mad !! :mad:
     
  18. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
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    It hadnt actually occurred to me, but mum does that too - lining up the cutlery so that the bottom of the handles come to just the edge of the table.

    I have been told that OCD often occurs when the person in question feels like they have no control over anything in their life and that it is a way of gaining control over something. I suppose that it would make sense for the dementia sufferer to try and regain some form of control.
     
  19. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
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    That would make a lot of sense, canary. He never used to do things like that.
     
  20. Miss Merlot

    Miss Merlot Registered User

    Oct 15, 2012
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    The tone of voice in which she says, "oh ye-esss", "oh, I kno-owww" - even if she hasn't a clue of what we're talking about.
     

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