Perhaps because of my father-in-law's advanced age his deterioration seems to be progressing rather quickly. He'd forgotten that my husband was visiting today. He'd forgotten the name of the carer ('The Woman.'). He'd forgotten that because the carer comes late on Fridays that the plan for him to be taken to the barber - an appointment he'd completely forgotten when my husband turned up - had never been practical. He'd forgotten what he had in his fridge, so the items he said he needed - eggs, cheese - etc were actually surplus to requirements. He'd forgotten a previous conversation about money and said he needed £500 cash. ('What do you need it for? We agreed on £200.That will last you for 7 weeks.' 'But I need £500.') It's going to get worse isn't it?