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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  • A Guide to Caring for Narcissistic Parents

    Narcissists have a limited ability to love other people and value their emotions. Accepting this reality will help you come to terms with your uniquely difficult caregiving role and set boundaries with your narcissistic mother or father.

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  • Elderly Temper Tantrums: What's Behind the Outburst?

    We tend to think of temper tantrums as only pertaining to small children or teens, but even the elderly act out at times. Learn what's behind these angry outbursts and how to best handle them without losing your own temper.

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  • Detaching With Love: Setting Boundaries With Difficult Elderly Parents

    Whether you're providing hands-on care or managing care decisions, setting boundaries with difficult elderly parents enables family caregivers to provide care while safeguarding their own mental health.

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  • Caring for Aging Parents Who Didn’t Care for You

    Caring for aging parents is complicated enough, but for those who endured abusive and neglectful childhoods, caregiving can reopen old wounds and cause new trauma. Choosing whether to participate in a parent’s care is tough, but you do have options.

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