Hi everyone. I haven't posted for months (even though I enter TP almost every day) because I haven't had anything to say about my husband's dementia, the progression of which seemed to be quite slow. He was diagnosed in March 2016 and only recently has his situation worsened. What has just happened has induced me to ask for your advice. We had just finished lunch and were still sitting at table. The TV was on because OH likes watching the news. Out of the blue he asked me : " Have my mother or my father phoned us recently?" ( OH is 81years-old and his parents died more than 25 years ago). I was more embarrassed than worried or surprised and only managed to drawl "Nnnooo, they haven't". He replied " Well, I'll call them, but later, because they must be having a nap now". Thanks to TP a word ," distract", flashed in my mind and so I offered him a coffee and he seemed to have forgot about calling his parents. But what shall I do next time if / when he asks me the same question? Is he likely to remember his parents are dead? Might what happened be a one-off? In your experience, once a PWD has lost awareness about something, is that lost forever?