What they perceive or believe they "SHOULD " have to (or not have) to do for themselves?
There seems to be a direct correlation between what my AD person believes and doesn't believe she should "have" to do for herself and how the symptoms of her dementia manifest themselves.
For example opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, putting on or taking off clothes, picking up or dropping things on the floor, getting into and out of chairs. It seems it is her belief that that she should not have to be responsible for these types of actions anymore and that the perception she wants from others is that it is the disease or that she is no longer capable or knows the difference, If someone doesn't do them for her she knows the difference. Can anyone explain this to me?