My mum seems to be going downhill fast - anorexia that's been dormant for about 60 years has resurfaced (the fat girl is telling me not to eat) so is losing loads of weight, not taking her meds, won't use the washing machine, wearing old, torn, dirty clothes...and so on. We're in the process of sorting out a care package to address some of these issues but she's also started constantly scratching her face. Some scabs have appeared (maybe down to malnutrition) and she is constantly scratching them. It's as if she can't stop. I've just visited and her face was bleeding the entire time. Awful to see. I cleaned it up but she just can't leave it alone. Any experience/advice would be greatly appreciated. I intend to call the doctor tomorrow. It's so sad isn't it. She seems to have deteriorated so quickly and whilst I hope that help will be coming soon, there isn't any yet and I feel completely out of my depth with how to help.