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.