When dad goes for his 3 monthly visit to the hospital, they give him a short memory test but I'm not sure that the results really indicate the level of memory problems he has. For example, he seems to score a point if he guesses what day of the week it is, but I know that it's only a guess - he doesn't know the month or season. He has no problem with subtracting 7 from 100 and can do it quicker than me, but when they give hime three words to remember he can't even remember one. His reasoning and intelligence don't seem to be impaired at all he just has no short term memory.
Over the past 12 months, his score has only fallen from 24 to 23 (not sure what this means) but his memory and his mental state (depression and agitation) has altered considerably in this time.
Can anyone explain the results please?