Kenneth has schizophrenia and has had repeated hospital admissions since he was in his 20s.
He has recently been acting irrationally and out of character; he seems unable to look after himself. It turns out he has not taken his mental health medication for several months.
He seems to have lost a lot of weight, but when food is offered to him he gets irritated saying “I told you, I‘m not hungry”, and just pushes it away. He has become forgetful and doesn’t seem aware of everyday dangers any more, and a few times has wandered into the path of traffic on a busy road.
His wife thinks that he may need medical treatment urgently otherwise his health and safety will be at risk.