I feel the need to let my BIL know that he has the same disease his father had Alzheimer's.
He's a handful and of course doesn't believe it. I'm almost sure some replies might say he'll forget anyway, but his behavior taking electrical things apart being destructive is overwhelming . We clalled the dr. and he is also bipolar and has ocd they as of yesterday increased depakote to 2 times . He wants to go back to pa. where there is no home or anyone to care for him, although he thinks he takes care of himself as he walks out our door with his shoes on the wrong feet (small example) He hides things and blames my husband and I for hiding them in order to f up his brain. so, long story short Ifeel like screaming you have dementia--ya get it ! My husband will be 77 and we had to take his brother in 3 years ago for what was siagnosed at the time as alcholiic induced dementia, low and behold we sure got a lot more the that added to our lives ( btw he hasn't touched a drop in 3years ) so that isn't the issue. I guess long story short is im grateful that I have a way to vent here, but also would be so interested in opinions about reinforcing him about his disease with the hope that maybe just maybe one day it will click and he'll be grateful for the home he has here and the family trying our best to make his life if nothing else just CALM. p.s. guess i could have waited a week to see if the meds increase help, such is life---------honey opposed to vinegar gets so hard at times. thank you