Craig, Laura’s twin brother who came for a visit, became alarmed when I told him I was throwing the bills in a box and not paying them. He checked with Cary and Laura and they began putting the symptoms together.
Here are the textbook signs of dementia:
Dementia Sign #1: Short-term Memory Loss
Dementia Sign #2: Forgetting Instructions / Skills
Dementia Sign #3: Forgetting Words
Dementia Sign #4: Mood Changes
Dementia Sign #5: Apathy
Dementia Sign #6: Difficulty Performing
Dementia Sign #7: Confusion
Dementia Sign #8: Repetition
Dementia Sign #9: No Sense Of Direction
Dementia Sign #10: Difficulty Adapting
And best wishes to you, Michael. I hope you have family or friends around to help you.
Maybe I didn't make it plain, Chris. I live alone and work every day. Been plagued by the numbers I listed there for years but it's just how I am. I'm a self made computer whiz but only get by coz I have 3 computers. If one is "sick" I use the other to look up a solution. As for family and friends helping me, they scar me to death! Most of the modern world scares me to death. I avoid most people for this reason but I work with the public. At home I avoid the outside world. I do not understand it and do not want to. Example would be a friend who came by to visit and said he had to leave because others were "blowing him up." I don't want to understand that and I talk normally as people always did way before texting. I get along with others simply because they see I am sincere and not putting on in nay way as I deal with them. No special secret words or handshakes, etc. People will be able to see if you are phoney.
Thanks, Michael, I love sincere people!