“My elderly grandmother is obsessed with time; she is concerned about leaving a place after a short while or going to sleep at the same time.”
When an elderly person suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms, the condition could be related to dementia (National Institutes of Health, n.d.). Furthermore, OCD symptoms often occur prior to (frontotemporal) dementia diagnosis (American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 2016).
Dementia starts out slowly and gradually worsens. If you wish to know more, read our article. If you are experiencing difficulties, see our family physicians for an evaluation.
National Institutes of Health. (n.d.). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Elders. Retrieved from https://www.agingcare.com/articles/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-in-elderly-parents-138686.htm
American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. (2016, April 18). Late-onset may indicate dementia risk. Retrieved from https://www.healio.com/psychiatry/obsessive-compulsive-disorder/news/online/%7Bbcff8e8d-03c9-44d0-8ca3-7452db95d530%7D/late-onset-ocd-may-indicate-dementia-risk