Husband with dementia obsessed with his good looks!

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I am thankful that he isn't the kind who refuses to take a bath or change clothes, but he prances around in the nude, looking in the mirror, and preening. He wanted to buy self tanning lotion so he would look like he had a tan. He worries about losing his hair, and talks about getting implants, and also dental implants so he wouldn't have to wear false teeth. He is 82!

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Trying2doright: You're very welcome!
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You have to remember that these concerns that your dad has may be stemming from the past since he has Dementia. What was his profession? Did he work around people where looks were considered top priority . Long term memories don't fade away because they're things that people did over and over . Go into his world when he has these concerns about his looks. Tell him he looks really good, that his skin is perfect etc. Compliments will make him smile .
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Thanks very much for the clarification llamalover47! I couldn't find the original comment. Good luck to all!
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ya cant win . if a guy treats a woman like a inantimate cog to get his information poked into a computer , then hes a masogenistic a**hole .
actually , i can live with that title .
it beats the s*it out of feeding some chick's freakin ego .
male or female -- overconfidence turns me off from quite a distance .
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Continued...with nothing on
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Trying: No, she was just saying her husband prances around
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Sorry. I just noticed this was your husband and not your dad. Hopefully no girlfriends for your hubby!
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An acquaintance about the same age as your dad is a two timing woman chaser as far as I can tell. He meets women online. Recently one he met moved in pretty fast. She had him sprucing up his place. Next was an eyelift. Then he was at Mayo Clinic for a penal implant. I began to observe ( even more) mental decline. I hope it's from the anesthesia and not permanent. The girl friends don't visit very long. Are geographically unavailable most of the time but he sees a shrink to try to decide which one he really wants to settle down with. He is NOT good looking but there appear to be plenty of women available looking for men. So as someone said, watch his checkbook. The one I know has spent a lot of money "dating" and he really can't afford it.
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Did the original participant who expressed concern ask for advice? Is that how this started? So, how do we distinguish responding to requests for advice versus having fun with a topic (whether to blow off steam and our own frustrations) perhaps at the expense of someone seeking useful input? I'm not being a fuddy-duddy - I am as stressed as everyone, just wondering how we monitor ourselves as we try to support each other and respond to what is requested. Is there a difference between post a question and post and answer versus posting comments? I'm new to this. Thanks!
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Churchmouse and Mulata88: You're welcome! I just started to giggle about anything rising to the occasion...Good grief! Hey, if silky underpants make the man happy, then go for it OP!
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