Dramatic mood changes can be a sign of mental decline. Sometimes depression can mask as dementia. Swinging from anger to tears is a possible sign of early Alzheimer’s. Other things to watch for are forgetfulness and withdrawal from friends. Loneliness can also be a factor in elder mood changes. If that is the reason, find activities to help ease the loneliness.
- Start a project such as creating an oral history
- Hire respite care
- Search out a senior center for activities. Boise Senior Center | Meridian Senior Center