For 3 months I've posted about my brother's physical and mental decline. He eventually landed in an LTC facility after the hospital & rehab providers said he needed 24-hr care for the rest of his life. After a difficult period that included a psychotic break, he got better....dramatically better. The LTC doctor agrees, says the LTC level of care is no longer needed, and authorizes my brother's return to his own home (w/ some community-based help). I'm happy for my brother but have misgivings. No explanation for either the sudden decline OR the rapid improvement? No explanation for the LTC that was essential but now isn't?
I'll encourage him to get the full neuro-psych-cognitive assessment he wanted while he was "inside," but he'll probably resist now.
Deep thanks to those of you who endured my online panic attacks and actually provided excellent advice. (See ya next time.)