Hi I wonder if anyone can give me advice.
My family have become concerned about my dad's memory loss over the last year or so. He has been to the doctor, who he has visited most of his adult life, three times now and he keeps saying that my dad needs to keep his brain active, and that his loss is due to it not being used. I am not so sure.
His short term memory is steadily getting worse, at first he forgot places, where he was going and where he had been, but he just laughed it off. Now he is getting stressed and anxious about forgetting things. He repeats questions over and over even though they are answered immediately. He gets concerned about money, bills etc, and doesn't have the confidence to tackle things. Yesterday I helped him with his car tax, he was worried because he just couldn't understand anything and was anxious. We needed a copy of his MOT and rang the garage. I found out later that he had walked tp the garage because he thought his car was there for a service, he had forgotten why he needed to go there. This morning he has completely forgotten that we sorted out his tax.
My dad is only 65 and used to be so active and on the ball, this is worrying everyone and also my dad, even though he won't admit it. When he has gone to the doctors with my mum, my dad tends to shrug things off, and I'm not sure his doctor sees the full picture even though my mum has tried to explain things. Please can you advise me. I want to be able to help my dad before it is too late. Thank you.
I forgot to say my aunty has dementia, she is in her seventies, and another aunty has early dementia, again in her seventies. They are both my dads sisters.