Forums Home

Who Supported this Post

Acceptance, connection, support. Share the journey.

Safe, anonymous mental health discussion, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.

Read the community guidelines

Who supported this Discussion

  • Author : BPMum
  • support : 1
  • Topic : Something’s not right
2019-06-12T12:01:47+00:00
BPMum
Casual Contributor
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.

For urgent assistance, call: