In earlier posts, I discussed the “classic six” behavior patterns found in long-difficult older parents (See: Classic Six- Part I, Classic Six- Part II, Classic Six-Part III).
I have also identified six common behavior patterns found in parents who have become newly difficult with the onset of dementia. Here are the “cognitive six” scenarios.
Any of these behavior patterns are stressful for the adult child and require that the adult child learn new skills for loving and caring for the impaired parent.
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