December 17, 2018
Today, I managed to have the conversation with the parents – that they both need cognitive assessments, so that there’s a baseline established - for both of them. If their doctors aren’t bringing this up, they need to. If I hadn’t spent quite so much time with him this year, I wouldn’t have a clue how many memory assists dad is using, and I now have a different take on many of his verbal responses. A non-committal response means he has no idea what the answer is – he doesn’t remember. And that scares me, and mom.