66 yr old female with extremely odd behavior

by Rose Young-Stewart
(Whitney Point, NY)

She just began living here may 22, 2012 placed in my home by a state run organization. she is my only client. here is what she does and i have already told my supervisor of this behavior and i have told her general practitioner still waiting for some positive answers from both.


she watches tv in my only nice navy leather blue recliner... she sits in it at least 10 -14 hours a day sideways not the normal way she hangs her legs over one arm of the recliner.She is 5"1 and weighs 180 pounds. I dislike that
chair sitting way very much and when she wants to get out of the recliner she leans forward tipping the chair on its two right legs and she manages to get out of it. I tell her over and over don't do that that chair cost a lot of money.She laughs out loud only hahahahahah no other laugh just hahahaha.

She picks her skin, she picks her nose, she chews her fingernails and she chews her toenails she scrapes behind her ears and she scratches her scalp and with all this picking and scraping etc she then looks at her forefinger and she puts it in her mouth and sucks on the tip of the scratching finger or the nose picking finger. These are such gross behaviors. I had no idea she was this way when i said she could live here. No one knew i guess because the ones i tell, act surprised. She never had kids & when she was 35 she married some guy 33 years older than her. He died. her parents are both dead.

She doesn't like most people, she does like animals and i do have cats & DOGS HERE IN THE HOUSE AND ALSO OUTSIDE.. she knows absolutely nothing about hollywood stars, movies, news, cannot name any former Presidents, not interested in computers, knows nothing of american history, doesn't even know the U.S. Presidents name or the Governor of our state, doesn't know the pets names and calls them oddball names,she cannot remember to get cold water in the refrig instead she will run the cold water faucet a long while... i say get it from the refrig and she acts like its the first time she's heard about it.she gets mad at almost anything and uses it as an excuse to run away she will then walk downtown and when i find her with my car i say get in the car. she continues to keep walking i say get in the car she will laugh so loud it is embarrassing. i told the doctors secretary. she said oh no, we've known her for years. we've never seen that in her... end of story.

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Jul 08, 2012
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Have you considered alzheimers?
by: Anonymous

Hmm, Im thinking if people who have known her for years have not seen this behavior before this is something new for her (not autism)

When I was reading your description though, honestly, her behavior sounded like my grandfather after he was diagnosed with dementia/alzheimers. That would explain the memory problems, the lack of decorum with the gross/embarassing habits, and even the combativeness/anger when confronted with these things. Sadly 66 is not too young for alzheimers.

I hope you can get her a full neurological and mental evaluation to identify the source of her problems. Best wishes.

Jul 03, 2012
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66yr old
by: marjory GLASGOW SCOTLAND.UK

Hi this all must have come as a shock. Have a look at AUTISM, you tube, TEMPLE GRANDIN. She explaines it to a teee. Good luck.

Jul 03, 2012
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OCD?
by: Anonymous

did you consider OCD?

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