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She is getting nasty

Cezzyann

Registered User
May 9, 2015
7
Hi
My nan who lives with her partner is starting to get really nasty how can we stop her being nasty, we are really all upset over it and will do what ever it takes for her to stay at home x
Thank you


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Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
70,717
Kent
Hello Cezzyann

Welcome to Talking Point.

It`s difficult to know whether or not your nan realises she is being nasty or is able to control it. You don`t say if anything seems to trigger it.

My husband could be nasty especially if he felt afraid or unsure of himself or if he misunderstood a situation. It was difficult to work out why he was nasty so I just used to walk away and go into another room. Sometimes I made him a cup of tea and by the time I returned to him, the nastiness had gone.

If possible all I can suggest is you ignore your nan when she is like this. Trying to reason with her isn`t likely to work, not is discussion.

I do think you might try to work out if anything does trigger this behaviour.
 

jaymor

Volunteer Moderator
Jul 14, 2006
12,813
England
Hello Cezzyann and welcome to Talking Point.

Getting nasty is very common. Speak to who ever is responsible for her care, either her doctor or mental health team to see what help they can give her. Please keep posting as there is a lot of support and advice available from members of the forum to help you.
 

Cezzyann

Registered User
May 9, 2015
7
Hi
Thank you so much for your replies sorry I should have explained, she seems to get nasty when her partner has a break and she comes and stays with my mother until he returns home, only a couple of hours, but it's so hard as we think her partner needs a break xx


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Grannie G

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Apr 3, 2006
70,717
Kent
So you have found the cause. It is fear, insecurity being away from her partner and in a different house. She will not understand it is temporary.

Her partner does need a break but is there any way your nan can be cared for in her own home so she only has one change to manage, the fact her partner is away. That on its own is a force to be reckoned with.
 

Cezzyann

Registered User
May 9, 2015
7
We are going to stay in her house with her see if she will feel better, when we have done this in the past she is in the window asking when is he coming home xx


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Cezzyann

Registered User
May 9, 2015
7
Thank you so much! We will go to her house hopefully she will feel better, xx


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Grannie G

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Apr 3, 2006
70,717
Kent
I do hope it helps. It`s obvious how much she relies on her partner for her security.

Even if she is anxiously looking through the window waiting for him to come home, at least she knows she is at home and he will return. So sad.
 

Cezzyann

Registered User
May 9, 2015
7
Thank you breaking our hearts, knowing she is in her own home really will help I think, my mother doesn't want to tell her partner to stop his breaks as she be worried he can't cope and we work so it really is hard but are trying anything for her to stay at home, even thinking of giving up work but then there be the worry of bills etc xx


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jaymor

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Jul 14, 2006
12,813
England
Try to find things to do that will distract Nan from fixating on her partner being missing. Tidying a drawer, making a cake ready for when he returns or preparing the veg. for lunch. There are lots of small jobs you can do, a chore is not so much a chore when you have someone to chat to while doing them.

Hope you can find something that will help.
 

Cezzyann

Registered User
May 9, 2015
7
Yes we will bake cake with her, sorry we have been really upset this morning, you have been such a great help really does help to talk xx


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Grannie G

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Apr 3, 2006
70,717
Kent
Don`t apologise for being upset. It`s a heartbreaking situation.

I hope your nan will be happier baking a cake for her partner when he comes home. It`s a lovely idea jay. :)
 

Cezzyann

Registered User
May 9, 2015
7
Such a lovely idea I will let you know how she is doing thank you xx


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