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When Mary, a 58 year old woman with Alzheimers, stands up, she gets very angry and combative. When she is sitting, she is calm, smiles, and loves to talk about her childhood. What could the change in demeanor be caused from?

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Asked by Rossj, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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Answered Aug 27, 2019

Mary may have an ingrown toenail that is hurting her.

A change in mood can be caused by pain. She may not feel the pain of her toenail until she puts weight on it.
 

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