Hi all, I have read many posts and find comfort in them. I haven’t posted myself in quite some time. My mom has not been formally diagnosed, but we have noticed some cognitive decline. A little short term memory issues. Some trouble in making large meals with all the steps involved. But for the most part she is still able to take care of her daily needs. She is 73 years old and I should mention she had a car accident with a brain injury 16 years ago. I a previous post I mentioned The behaviours that were causing us the most concern were the paranoia/delusions/hallucinations. We have moved her 2 times in the last year. In the first condo there was a lot of noise coming from upstairs as there were two young children living there (a girl 4yrs and a boy 2yrs). However, my mom had it in her head that there was a 10 year old boy living there that they were hiding. She would become very agitated. She would retaliate by playing loud music and would confront the people. A few times the police were called as they felt threatened. She insisted on moving so my brother and I helped her find a new place. We knew that this wasn’t the right thing to do, but she is still in control of her own affairs as she functions fairly well with daily life. In the current condo she is convinced that people are smoking around her. She will bother the security people to come up to her condo to smell the smoke. She will knock on neighbours doors accusing them of smoking. There is no smoke. The police have been called on this instance too as she will again retaliate with loud music or put her tv on very loud. Fast forward a few months and I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have had surgery and I’m currently going through treatment. My mom has been living with me during this time. The above behaviours have since gone away. I was once told that being isolated can be the sole trigger for these types of behaviours. Does anyone have any insight into this? Is it common for these delusions/paranoia/hallucinations to subside? Is it that my mom is surrounded by my family and distracted. Maybe has a purpose as she’s helping me while I go through treatment? Is it just a matter of time before the behaviours occur again? I feel like I’m waiting for the next thing to happen. We live in Canada and we are trying to get her to see a geriatrician, but she doesn’t think there is anything wrong. I should add that her family dr (you would call a primary care physician, I believe) has tried to get her on an anti-psychotic several times, but she refuses. Anyway, I feel like we’re at a standstill right now. Just waiting for what’s going to happen next. Any insight would be much appreciated.