Narcissism in the Elderly

An excessive interest in oneself, often accompanied by grandiose views of one's abilities , a lack of empathy for others, and an excessive need for admiration. A persistent pattern of pathological narcissistic traits is diagnosed as narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).

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  • Those with NPD tendencies are so caught up in themselves that they have a limited ability to love other people, understand their perspectives or value their emotions. Accepting this reality will help you come to terms with your uniquely difficult caregiving role, alter your expectations and set boundaries with your care recipient.

  • Caring for a loved one who is critical, abusive or impossible to please can be damaging to your health and well-being. Learn to set personal boundaries to provide care in a safe and sane manner.

  • Caring for aging parents is complicated, even more so when you were raised by abusive, addicted and/or neglectful parents. Get advice, support, and options for making care decisions while dealing with abusive relationship dynamics.

  • How do caregivers who were neglected or abused find it in themselves to forget the past, and care for their elderly family member?

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