Becky was up before her alarm this morning, which is very unusual. “You’re up early”, I said. “It’s Thursday”, she replied.
“No. Today’s Friday. You were at your day program yesterday. Remember?”
Due to memory problems we have calendars hung up in most rooms, and Becky has to have an alarm clock to wake her on time. There’s only one day in the week that we don’t have to get up, and she worries about oversleeping. I’m not the swiftest in the morning, so I went and checked Becky’s clock incase I had made a mistake. No, I had set it for 8 a.m. and it was only 7:15.
“It’s definitely Thursday”, she said, “because yesterday A came in the morning to do my shower”. That was Wednesday, but I didn’t say anything. What do you say to a person who has a whole day missing from their memory?
I had breakfast and wondered what to say. Twenty minutes later Becky shouts, “It’s Friday”! She had finally remembered. Thank goodness. I guess some mornings she really needs that cup of coffee.