Dementia And Narcissism

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Asked by cc47

Dementia And Narcissism

Does narcissistic behavior worsen with vascular dementia?

Answer

This would depend on the patient and certainly a doctor would have a better idea, but I'd think it could. Dementia is bound to make the person more self-centered in that they are frightened about what is happening to them. Most people try to cover up the symptoms for as long as possible. It's very hard to be other-oriented when you are totally caught up in yourself because of fear. Dementia can totally change some people, but in others it can magnify characteristics that were already present. It seems logical to me that this could happen with a narcissistic personality.

Carol