Welcome to Healing Well. I'm glad you found us. We are a supportive community and we have fun too. I'm sorry to hear about your 5 year history of anxiety. Have you ever recieved treatment for it? There are great health professionals out there who can help and some nifty books as well.
It must be difficult living with your grandmother and selective alzheimers is probably making things harder. Is she recieving any care or are you the main caregiver? Sorry to ask so many questions, just want to get an idea of resources we might find to help make your life a little easier.
Please stick with us okay and feel free to join in any of our threads..you might want to come join us on the flying carpet..it's a good laugh and great therapy.
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/12/2008 8:08:49 PM (GMT-7)
I just want to visit with you re your post.
Your Grandmother is 86.
When Alzheimer’s disrupts memory, language, thinking and reasoning, these effects are referred to as “cognitive symptoms” of the disease. The term “behavioral and psychiatric symptoms” describes a large group of additional symptoms that occur to at least some degree in many, but by no means all, individuals with Alzheimer’s.
In early stages of the disease, people may experience personality changes such as irritability, anxiety or depression. In later stages, other symptoms may occur, including sleep disturbances; agitation (physical or verbal outbursts, general emotional distress, restlessness, pacing, shredding paper or tissues, yelling); delusions (firmly held belief in things that are not real); or hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there).
Many individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families find behavioral and psychiatric symptoms to be the most challenging and distressing effects of the disease.
Now re your post, your attitude appears to be that your anxiety is all your Grandmother's fault as she is causing you to feel anxious yet you chose to live with her.
You also had problems with your therapist, you posted "You felt attacked".
I am sorry but IMHO it appears you have your own problems and you need to learn to accept you have anxiety and to deal with it. We have lots of great people with anxiety on the forum. Rewrite your post to tell us what your anxieties are, why you did not choose to live with your Mother and what happens when you finish school?
Your Grandmother has provided you with a place to live and at 86 yes she is going to be on opposite ends of the scale as you are 2 generations apart. She also owns the home and is sharing with you. Please treat her with respect.
I agree 100%, there is no such thing as selective Alzheimers.
My 2 cents, you need to move out and give your Grandmother back her home. How about the Aunt that took her to the doctors, could you stay with her?
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hey there, Let's hear about your personal problems with anxiety. How does it affect your life and your relationships with your friends.
What triggers it and how do you handle being in public when anxiety strikes.
WE have lots of info to help you with anxiety.
Talk to us about your issues and lets help you and leave Gma to your Aunts and Mom.
Does that sound fair? We are the anxiety experts, we have anxiety, it does not have us.