Out Of Place Social Norms
We all know the rules in our society, but a person with dementia may become forgetful and accidentally shoplift or even break into someone’s house thinking it’s theirs. Other actions may include sexual innuendo, breaking the law, and criminalistic behaviors. It may be surprising to learn that people can get dementia as early as their 30s or 40s. This could lead to criminal charges or a lack of understanding from family members because no one would think they have dementia at such a young age. It’s important not to automatically assume your loved one is a bad person, as there may be another reason for their peculiar behavior.