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  • Author : BPMum
  • support : 1
  • Topic : Something’s not right
2019-06-12T12:01:47+00:00
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Thank you @Tortoiseshell. We did notice signs but things had unravelled quite a bit before the penny dropped. Initially, we thought it was some sort of cognitive decline due to Mum having so many issues using familiar things - it turned out to be doing things too quickly & inattentively due to hypomania. There were also poor sleeping habits, over eating, flirtatious behaviour, poor risk assessment ( sharing personal details on Facebook, replying to scam emails & providing her mobile number, walking along busy roads & trying to negotiate stairs unsafely with her wheeler walker, escalating out of character spending, overtalking, frequent very lengthy phone calls, repetitive multiple email & texts etc. Mum’s frailty & physical health issues coupled with her BP diagnosis may prove to be too much for her to be able to live independently, which saddens all the family.

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