I think my elderly father had aspergers (unidagnosed. The tragedy is and I would llike to know others experiences, he went off on stories nrmally , only responded to questions of interest of him. unfortunatley in the wrong hands my sister with power of attorney it 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 aspergers to completely misunderstand and misdiagnosis one whom is elderly. Unfortunately for my father, the mistaking aspergers traits for dementia but 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 experienceing the vunerabiliyt of the elderly if they communicate and no one knows they have aspergers, and dementia traits look alot like how one with aspergers communicates.