Very serious subject.
A gentleman moved down to our village about 3 years ago… amiable, good humoured, interesting fellow… always willing to lend a hand. His wife is a charming person… so both are an asset to our community.
These last few months have seen a dramatic turnaround…mostly he remains as always, but with a few folk, he has become argumentative and even abusive. I had heard this …and dismissed as tittle-tattle… until he turned on me.
These past weeks, it seems he has got worse in his verbal attacks…and yet, when I meet him now… he smiles at me, as if we have never crossed swords… (which I am happy to go along with, as I see no point in bearing a grudge.)
Had a call from a friend, greatly distressed… after being on the receiving end of an abusive tirade about his “noisy dogs”… (said dogs are not noisy, I know them very well.) This was his first experience of Jekyll/Hyde … until that moment they had been best of friends and never a cross word.
Now… to my question…could this behaviour be a symptom of some sort of dementia… as we (friends) have already discounted a medication-imbalance.
Any constructive advice will be most gratefully received… but I do not want this Thread to become any sort of slanging-match (you will all know what I mean).