Although not diagnosed, I think my Mother is starting to "lose it" especially since her TIA nearly 5 years ago. She has become very abusive and last night when I tried to get her to talk to an old friend (a former boyfriend of her youth who had apparently been trying to get up the nerve to call for a year) she became extremely agitated, refused to talk to him, sat the phone down and ultimately hung up without speaking to him. He called again and she did the same thing again. She said she would NEVER speak to him but today returned his call. Because I tried to talk her into speaking with him last night, she said, "you are unloveable," Christmas EVE EVE she told my husband that I am a whore (which is untrue). Her cruel behavior has increased ten fold in the past couple of months. Any thoughts?