I received this by email - wanted to post it here for feedback and suggestions from the community:
Hello, my mother in law has severe schizophrenia .
She seems to be in a routine where she has a good day, followed by two bad days, back to the good day and so forth. But even on the good day she does not function right, can not speak but mumbles, makes noises, drops food out of her mouth while trying to eat, and bites at the air.
On bad days it’s a lot worse and often she is completely incoherent. She will repeat processes over and over, such as walk from one corner of the house the the other stopping before the corner to turn around and back into the corner and then head to the opisite corner to do the same, half way there she will drop to the ground (in the same spot each time) curl into a ball, wait 2 seconds, then get up and continue to the corner to repeat the process.
But often she just lays on the ground and hums, other times she crawls under the coffee table and then crawls out walks around the room and then crawls back under it and repeats.
She has been like this for about 4 years now and has been seen by the same provider, she goes to day care during the day but comes home to be watched at night. She has diabetes as well and her meds are as follows:
Will she be like this forever? Or is there anything else we can do?