When will I need help?
Memory loss can happen gradually (like in Alzheimer’s) or suddenly, as seen in other diseases. It is often hard to pinpoint when help is needed. You may try to hide your mistakes or needs. This is not good. Being honest is the best way to make sure you and those around you are safe and well cared for.
- Ask a younger loved one or friend to spend 12- 24 hrs with you. Do not let them help you. They can observe you and see where you might benefit from help.
- Ask them to be honest. You may not be the only one who is scared.