Mom is 72 and Increasingly Grouchy and Sarcastic.
(Los Angeles County)
My dad struggles with her. My mom seems over-the-top irritated and short with us (immediate family). Hard to get her to laugh and be pleasant.
My dad walks in egg shells around her. We think she is loosing her hearing, but she will blow up if you ask her about her hearing.
Example is when you call her she looks up,at you annoyed like you were nagging her until she finally answered. We try to be pleasant around her, but it is a matter of time where you have to ask her something harmless like, "you want to make dinner now?" or "what would you like to eat" or something that she deems to irritate her and none of us know what that question might make her snap at you for.
It's random and has gotten more frequent. She is on a lot of heart medications and now has to do insulin. We don't know what is wrong. She is secretive about her doctor appointments unless they yield a positive report.
Lost and Concerned.