Oct 3, 2012

Reader Can't Understand, Care to Help?

How mom can literally forget what happened 5 minutes ago? But can remember the address of the house she lived in 50 years ago. I just don't understand.

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Under the article, Alzheimer's Off the Top of My Head, and in the comments section reader Becky wrote:

Reader Can't Understand, Care to Help?
"How mom can literally forget what happened 5 minutes ago? But can remember the address of the house she lived in 50 years ago.

Forget who I am? I am the other Becky. Not her daughter Becky. But can remember Steve?

Forget people, places, days but can remember what she ate the day before and refuses leftovers?

Forget where she put her purse and that she has shoes on her feet but knows exactly the number of pills she is supposed to take and what color they are?

Knows when we are out of Kleenex. But can't remember where she put her sweater?

I just don't understand".

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