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Hi there! I am so sorry for your troubles right now... watching a parent struggle with any type of mental/physical disability is extremely challenging, especially when you want to see them get the proper help they need...
What I am wondering is what happened with the schitzophrenia diagnosis?
Pardon my spelling... typing too fast ;-)
She has a Social Worker, but she was very dismissive of this idea. Mum is being treated for Alzheimer's at present. My father, who's had a stroke goes in to see her every day, but most of the time she insults him and shouts at him. Today especially, the forgetfulness went and she managed to tell him that she hated being in the home and wanted to kill herself and said that it was all his fault. Her one-to-one worker is frightened of her and the previous worked has been off sick due to the stressd of working with my mother.
I was really looking for a bit of advice on what may be the underlying problem with my Mum's mental health.
It sounds like she may definitely need some meds... and although I'm not a doctor, I recommend that you demand a meeting with her doctor, because the aggression could be a hindrance to her getting the proper care she needs. There could be all kinds of reasons; she may have had a developmental disability from early on that was the root of her feigning illness, or she may have been bipolar, which often comes with this type of behavior. I am attaching a link for you to check out, and although the information on the web can be confusing, you are her only advocate to get her the help that she needs, so take good care of yourself while you struggle through this... here is one link to some information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/288689-overview
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