When a parent has had behaviors that don't link with reality from the time you turned 12 and now 60, is it appropriate? - AgingCare.com

When a parent has had behaviors that don't link with reality from the time you turned 12 and now 60, is it appropriate?

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to give the physicians a few examples of bizarre behavior over the years ? I am the youngest and observed many of her behavior changes that were never seen by my older siblings. Adults observed them, too, but they have all passed away. My examples are kind but clearly that of a non-functioning 39 year old mother who is now 88, Mother had a traumatic brain injury almost 8 years ago, but her behavior is combative now, although she functions fairly well in public but can demonstrate bizarre behaviors. She refuses to get a good checkup, but she is going to get one or I will ask for help from the Department of Children and Family services. She is 88 which is still young in our family. Medication could change her life for the better. She deserves help even though other family members will not help her. I would appreciate any input.


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My mother had very bizarre behavior over the years due to untreated bi-polar and other mental illnesses. She never got a proper diagnosis until she was seen by a geriatric psychiatrist and neurologist. Mom also had a pretty big stroke in the early 90s, followed by many "mini strokes" over the years since. Even without dementia, her reasoning and perception of the world was a bit wonky.

Yes, have her seen regardless of what she says she will or won't do, wants or not.
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Want a good history.
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Are you saying that she was not well connected to reality before the TBI and dementia?

Most physicians was a good hostory, but they need it to be concise. More a Powerpoint and less like a victorian novel. Write down what you've noticed and then organize it.
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