Mar 2016

to explain

was trying to explain to someone today about having Alzheimer’s and
they said, as people often do, “oh yeah that’s where you forget
things isn’t it”. yes kind of and I tried to explain it is more
than that and used an example from yesterday afternoon.

went downstairs to see mate Mike, he had football on and asked if I
wanted to watch. it was spurs v arsenal but they had played Saturday
(yesterday). we then spent a few minutes arguing about how could he
be watching it now. the simple process of record and watch later had
ceased to exist in my world[/FONT]. I had not forgotten, it was as if
I never knew!

person I was trying to explain this to still did not really ‘get’ it
as he thought it was just an extreme forget???? I then tried this
example which happened to me a few months back, before I started
doing the blog.

just come home I went into the bathroom to take my boots off and put
my slippers on. all ok so far except I do not keep slippers in
bathroom. not finding slippers where they should be I got quite
frustrated and banged about trying to find them. eventually I came
across them in the sitting room which is where I always keep them.
now even more annoyed I asked myself what idiot had put them here
then. as I live alone it was quite an obvious answer. I then took the
slippers from their ‘usual’ place, went to the bathroom and put them
on. then as if logic had suddenly kicked in, I took the boots to put
them away in the cupboard where they always go. job done now happy. I
still do not know what it was all about but am waiting for the next

explanation did not help much either as he now just thinks I am mad.
guess he is right.

ya soon