How Can I Tell if My Aging Parent Is Addicted to Drugs or Just Getting Older?

I Tell if My Aging Parent Is Addicted to Drugs or Just Getting Older

Knowing how to interpret the signs can lead to finding the right kind of help. Changes in appetite, memory lapses, new sleep patterns, and for many, an increasing disinterest in daily hygiene and appearance are normal signs of aging. While loved ones expect this natural evolution, it is frightening when a parent exhibits unusual behavior, such as talking to people who aren’t there and babbling incoherently. When a parent consumes alcohol, it might seem logical to assume excessive drinking is causing erratic behavior. However, it is important to find the…

Read More