How do you tell someone that their memory is going? I am not talking about just being forgetful but really forgetting things like who people are and paying bills. My dad’s memory is really starting to go down hill before Christmas he couldn’t remember who Tina was (she is his granddaughter) when he saw her he knew who she was.
Dad is the one who pays all the bills and is in control of the household finances but there has been many times when mum has given him a bill to pay and he says ok and then forgets to pay it and if mum reminds him more then once he will get angry with her. There have been times when he has forgotten completely about the bill and hasn’t paid it to after the due date and when the next bill comes in and they have an late fee he will be why wasn’t this paid. You didn’t give me the bill or tell me it had to be paid it makes mum feel like pulling her hair out with frustration.
She remember my pop telling her that you need a lot of patience when dealing with someone who is losing their memory, and there have been many times when she has sat alone in her bedroom asking “how did you do it dad”.