don't know why your children are making such a fuss. You
already saw your doctor last month. Why do they want you
to see a specialist? You feel fine. You think your memory's
pretty good for someone your age. So you keep misplacing
your keys. Who doesn't? You hardly need them anymore, since
you prefer to stay at home. The streets around town have
gotten so confusing lately.
probably your son-in-law who's behind this. What's-his-name
would just love to put you in a nursing home. Now, what
time did they say they were coming by to pick you up? You
wrote it down somewhere.
chapter covers the following topics:
Different Illnesses Can Cause Dementia
Is Not the Only Cause of Memory Problems
to Cope with Dementia
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks
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