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!
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
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.