Alzheimer's disease can cause psychosis in a patient, which can dramatically change their personality. Delusions, hallucinations and extreme confusion, suspicion or fear can overcome your loved one. Rapid mood swings for no apparent reason is also a behavioral trait of Alzheimer's.
Postictal psychosis is a serious complication that occurs in only about 10 percent of people following a grand mal seizure (major fit). Ira Hyman, writing in Psychology Today, says that marked changes in the behavior of a relative with Alzheimer’s disease may be noticeable following fits. Postictal means ‘following a seizure’. Postictal…