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Have a mother 73 who lives in another state them myself. In july she said my cousin kill somebody . She did not they called for ambulance she refused medical attention. She knows dates time who she is. Call her doctor they could not dicuss my mother with

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Dr. Andrius Baskys
Psychiatry - Geriatric

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There could be numerous reasons for this behavior. They could be psychiatric, for example, depression, it could be the beginning of a neurological illness such as alzheimer's disease or it could be side effects of prescription or over the counter medications that she might be taking.
In any event, a thorough evaluation by a physician knowledgeable in geriatric medicine or psychiatry would be the best strategy. If she is refusing to see a specialist, she may agree to talk to her family doctor whom she knows and trusts and who could evaluate her and recommend further steps, if necessary. A telehealth option might work as well. This method allows the person to be evaluated at home via a video link directly connected to the doctor's office. Many studies show that seniors favor this type of service.

In brief: There

There could be numerous reasons for this behavior. They could be psychiatric, for example, depression, it could be the beginning of a neurological illness such as alzheimer's disease or it could be side effects of prescription or over the counter medications that she might be taking.
In any event, a thorough evaluation by a physician knowledgeable in geriatric medicine or psychiatry would be the best strategy. If she is refusing to see a specialist, she may agree to talk to her family doctor whom she knows and trusts and who could evaluate her and recommend further steps, if necessary. A telehealth option might work as well. This method allows the person to be evaluated at home via a video link directly connected to the doctor's office. Many studies show that seniors favor this type of service.
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