More AD (Alzheimer’s Disease) BPSD (Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia)


A local tabloid  headlined  in Tagalog ‘Lolo Sinaksak Si Lola Dahil  Sa Matinding Selos’ and  would be roughly translated as ‘ Grandpa Stabs Grandma Because of Extreme Jealousy’.

Poring over the banner  story, I found out that the seventy something husband stabbed (thankfully not fatal enough to kill her) his sixty something wife on suspicions that his wife was pregnant courtesy of another man. While the report did not mention any mental illness from the husband, at seventy and with the distorted belief that a sixty something can still get pregnant (surrogate pregnancy is not allowed in the Philippines), there can only be one plausible explanation. The man could have been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. I wish I had been given the chance to do a neuropsychological test on him.


Paranoid behavior is common in Alzheimer’s Disease and delusions about or accusations of  infidelity is among the most…

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