Undiagnosed Asperger's in the elderly
I think my elderly father had Asperger’s (undiagnosed). The tragedy is — and I would like to know others experiences — he went off on stories normally, only responded to questions of interest of him. Unfortunately in the wrong hands, my sister, with power of attorney, interfered with his passing a mental status exam, and being misunderstood.
Would like any feedback, on how in the elderly one can take one with some dementia and take Asperger’s to completely misunderstand and misdiagnose one whom is elderly. Unfortunately for my father, the mistaking Asperger’s traits for dementia put him at a high risk of elder abuse, and no one would listen to him about what happening to him in the hands of my sister. He eventually gave up the will to live. I would like feedback of anyone experiencing the vulnerability of the elderly, — if they communicate and no one knows they have Asperger’s — and dementia traits look alot like how one with Asperger’s communicates.