Dear Carol: My 84-year-old mother's entire personality changes when my siblings visit. She suffered from a traumatic brain injury several years ago. She does quite well if she leads a quiet life, with good rest and not too much activity. However, when my siblings visit occasionally, they stay over a weekend. During their stay, they encourage her to stay up very late with them, drink cocktails, and cook for them. It takes days for her to recuperate after they leave.
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