My mother has gone berserk. It happens around holidays. She called me last night and was threatening all sorts of things.
She told me her neighbor had taken her to her lawyer and the neighbor was now her power of attorney. I don't think that happened as I left her at 2:00 p.m. and she called me around 6:00 p.m.
She was not making any sense. She was exhibiting a real thought disorder what I think is ambulatory schizophrenia.
I'd like some advice on what to do for Christmas. I wanted to take my mother and go to my son's house. I want to see my granddaughters. That family has all seen my mother in her berserk state. But the problem is my daughter-in-law's family is going to be there. They are mild mannered people and I don't think they know much about mental illness. Also there are 4 youngsters involved age 2-11.
I'm thinking of cancelling Christmas with my son and taking my mother another time. I just don't know how long my mother is going to be crazy or if she will go off when she has a large audience for her misbehavior.
What do you think I should do? My mother is 92 and has a personality disorder. She has always tended to be nuts especially at holidays.