Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Early onset forgetfulness – what day of the week is it?

There used to be a time when a test for dementia amongst the elderly involved a series of questions. The first one was ‘who was the Prime Minister of Australia?’ After one too many leadership spills this fairly quickly went out the window. The other question was ‘what day of the week is it?’

Soups, galettes, crepes - Wednesday - Sunday

I must admit that increasingly I am losing the ability to answer this question correctly. Today is Monday, yet I keep having a nagging feeling that it is really Saturday. This has been going on for some time but it has been accelerated by the pandemic lock down, which turned into a slow down and then into a lie down.