Stroke survivor suffering anger, mood swings, frustration, tears, and other ‘out of character’ personality changes.... do these ever subside?and the original character return?
I would really appreciate feedback & any advice from you lovely headway folks.
My dear auntie suffered a stroke 3 months ago, which has not only caused loss of physical capability, but also her emotional capacity has been affected.
She has become very frustrated, angry, tearful, impatient, and also now suffers mood swings and mental fatigue as the day does on. Her diplomacy filter appears to have disappeared too and is outspoken.
Due to her behavior it is very difficult for her to make friends in her new environment in a residential care home.
She has been an amazing god mother to me, and prior to the stroke , demonstrated her immense wisdom, sensitivity to people /and their circumstances, generosity, and encouragement. It’s so very very sad to see her in such a difficult emotional place. I just want to help , but am struggling to see how this situation can be turned around?
Does anyone know if drugs can temporarily be prescribed?
Would they help her transition in her new environment, in her new ‘ post-stroke ‘ state?
I would be so grateful for all your help and wisdom.