Though there are definite stages that someone with Alzheimer’s goes through, the duration and the effects of each one seems to vary widely from person to person. Some never experience behavioral changes, while others go through profound changes. The early stages may find your parent a little more moody or irritable than before the disease took hold. In the later stages, they may become restless and suspicious. Your timid mom may break out in a rage. They may see or hear things that are not there, causing them to be fearful.
Changes in personality can be brought on by an underlying disease such as an undiagnosed urinary tract or sinus infection. They can also be due to medications. Be sure to make an appointment with their primary health care provider if you notice changes taking place. There are treatments that can significantly reduce or help manage the behavioral and… Continue reading