Kate-----Please advise if you received my follow-up question regarding how someone that had a mental health disorder but was never diagnosed in the past can affect behaviors and mood that is exhibited in old age.
Kate-----The follow up question I had was concerning my fathers mood. Mood swings are not new for him.....he experienced extreme mood swings from being very elevated happy, playful perhaps somewhat manic to very nasty, hateful, downright evil all through out his life. It did seem to decrease a little as he aged, but now in his 80's he is mainly nasty, rude and verbal attacks are more common which he is sorry for later but can be set off again for the slightest thing. He also has problems with short term memory and other problems. Should be look only into dementia or how do mental health problems evolve as people age.