My mother is in her mid 70s and now lives with us. She has pain (arthritis) and medicated bipolar disorder. Sometimes she retreats to her bed, staying there for 36+ hours. Sometimes she attributes it to a cold, other times to a migraine... she has always done this, and she doesn't seem to want to discuss it - for her, it's just the way it is.
But now that she lives with me, I find myself wondering what I ought to do. Should I respect her preference to be left alone, or should I probe for causes? Should I try to monitor whether she is taking her meds and drinking enough water?(she curtly says she is, but can I just accept that?)
I am home now, but soon will be back at work full time. I won't be able to personally check on her, and in this state she does not respond to texts.