I have cared for my best friend for almost 10 years. He always exhibited some dementia like behavior because he has a TBI from an accident 40 years ago and had a massive stroke 8 years ago. About three years ago I noticed significant changes in his behavior such as his increasing inability to be reasoned with and he was exhibiting abusive characteristics. He is on Medicaid and it took 1 1/2 years before I could get him a psych evaluation. They diagnosed him with early onset dementia at 56, but that was about the extent of what we were told. I will list some of the changes he (and I) are experiences and I hope someone more knowledgable than me can give me some feedback.
He does not understand the consequences of his actions
Exceedingly physically, mentally, emotional and verbally abusive to me, his caregiver
Constantly calls APS and police with false allegations of abuse
Not interested in social activities
He was in a six week memory class with others in their 80's and 90's and he had the worst score in the class (TBI responsible for that)
He has always been a fighter doing anything possible to get better and he could care less now
Zero empathy for others
Accepts no responsibility for his terrible attitude
Thanks to anyone who can better inform me. God bless all caregivers out there for all you do without any appreciation from anyone.