Mother Not Taking Medication - What to Do?
Hi. Our mother is 85, strong-willed, spoiled, mean-tempered, and has the bad habit of running away from her problems with no regard as to whose life it affects.
For now, my brother (age 63) has her staying with him and his wife. I (age 62), have a toxic relationship with her and refuse to have her near me.
I have another brother that has mental-health issues, and a younger sister(age 59), that is caring for her 3 grandchildren and sick husband and cannot take her in. Our mother believes she has "all her faculties", and always finds faults where ever she goes to live/stay.
Then, she suddenly decides to move out without telling us. She runs away to avoid her problem, then calls my brother yelling at him, making furious demands. We believe she is not taking her medicine as she should be, and she needs to get properly diagnosed by a doctor.
How do we go about this task? It is just like fighting a raging bull. I refuse to be in the same building with her, because she is physically abusive to me and always has been since I was a child. Any suggestions?