Anger and arguments can be signs of mild cognitive impairment. What can partner

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (9 posts)
  1. brakel2 profile image74
    brakel2posted 9 years ago

    Anger and arguments can be signs of mild cognitive impairment. What can partner do to handle issue?

    Medications exist for this illness, but some folks are not ready for this solution. I know one elderly couple whose intense arguments send the husband to the hospital with heart impairments.

  2. profile image0
    jgshorebirdposted 9 years ago

    I recently read a good book about mental health issues by Dr. Daniel G. Amen. Title: Healing ADD. Although the book is ADD based, it is also general and explores brain function in new ways. There are new tests called SPECT scans which can show non-functioning and low-functioning areas of the brain. Some areas are associated with anger problems. Amen has had a lot of success with treatments. Of all the mental health books, professors, doctors etc., this one really enlightened me. (My past career had me speaking to a lot of psych docs, reading patient files, interviewing tons of people with lots of 'issues' and so on - I'm not a doctor.)

    1. brakel2 profile image74
      brakel2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for this valuable information. You are a true resource.

  3. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 9 years ago

    When my hubby argue with me, i have to keep silent. Otherwise, he will keep scolding me fir days and bring in unrelated topics into the picture. Keeping silent is the only way to prevent other health problems

    1. brakel2 profile image74
      brakel2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Peachy - Sometimes the old saying is true that "silence is golden". Arguments do bring in unrelated topics at times and make the situation worse. A psychiatrist believes in holding a pencil like a microphone, putting you in control until you finish.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image82
      Venkatachari Mposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      True. I also recommend keeping silent. I used to argue with my wife. But it used to increase the anger and tensions. So, I learnt to keep silent and ditto her views and then at any later moments talk with her to put forth my view without annoying her

  4. tamarawilhite profile image85
    tamarawilhiteposted 9 years ago

    1. Pain will make someone short tempered. Whether this is due to arthritis, back pain or recent medical conditions depends on the person. But if they are in pain, they'll be short tempered and even permanently angry. Pain management will help.

    2. Dementia can lead to frustration, especially as coping mechanisms fail. Blaming the other person for moving what you can't find is easier than admitting you can't remember it. The anger is a different coping mechanism, although a selfish one.

    3. Physical decline can make people feel helpless, dependent, and undermine self-worth. A guy who can no longer work may see his status declining, so he browbeats her to feel better or simply vent his frustration. If the person is losing mobility, the frustration of the body failing and fear of death can make them lash out at others.

    1. brakel2 profile image74
      brakel2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Your explanations about pain, dementia and physical decline affecting coping mechanisms are on target. . Thanks for the response.

    2. brakel2 profile image74
      brakel2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Your explanation about the effect of pain, physical decline, and dementia on coping ability is realistic. Thanks for response.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)