GnomeyNewt Posted November 26, 2011 Share Posted November 26, 2011 My DH's grandma has Alzheimer and recently has a new dog (it's a guest dog permanently living there till the owner can take care of it again 1-2 years) living with her. This dog is very small, barks at most things that move, and is just annoying as heck. The first time we visited the dog about 3 months ago my DS and the dog got into a confrontation. We don't really know what happened, just that Grandma says he was teasing the dog. So we instructed our DS to stay away from the dog, which he has done so. Infact half the time we don't even see this dog, because its so small, like the size of a bag of chips small. My DS will walk by the dog and it will start to growl and bark. It also does this to 75% of the people that walk by it, however for my DS only, Grandma will go over to DS and remind him to stop teasing the dog. We have only visited a handful of times and she will remind him every time, just because the dog makes a noise and they are in the same room. This time I was setting up a game for DS at the dinner table, he walked straight to me looking at me and the dog again out of no where started to growl and bark. Grandma got up to him in his face and told him, "You've already been told not to tease the dog, you have to stop". I just told her that DS did nothing but walk to the table, the dog is the aggressor. But she went on about it and finally she ended with, "I guess DS is just perfect isn't he". At that point I was very annoyed with her, because she had reminded him at least 2 times previously on this visit but I had never seen her get in his face like that before. The status quo at that house is to ignore all of her bad behavior, so I'm not surprised her caretakers (aka DH Mother) didn't say or do anything about the situation ~ or even provide us with some assistance on when she starts to get in that mood. I know she has Alzheimer and my Grandma did too. I am aware that she is partly not understanding that this issue has been resolved, but I don't know how to respond to her exactly to get her to stop picking on DS about the dog, especially the getting in his face thing. Anybody have dealt with a dead issue with someone that has Alzheimer? :bigear: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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