Posted by Donna
on October 17, 2000 at 18:26:18:
My mother is 77 years old and she and my father have just recently sold their house and moved into senior citizen condo. Within the past few months, her personality has changed drastically. She is always depressed and nothing seems to make her happy. She has gradually been alienating her family and finds insignficant reasons to be angry with us. Her hearing is getting progressively worse and she has developed a nevous habit of constantly picking at her skin. My father is 79 and also seems unhappy all the time but I believe this is just from living with my mother. He seems to support everything she does no matter how irrational it may be. We have tried to have their family physician intervene to no avail. She insists there is absolutely nothing wrong with her and we are just picking on her. We really need some help. There is no way to diagnose her symptoms if she refuses medical help.