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Mrs Zheng, have you noticed that your husband has been more forgetful lately?
How long has this been happening?
Mrs Zheng, I would like to ask you some questions about your husbands general state of health. Has he been admitted to hospital in the past?
Does he currently take any tablets for a medical condition?
Does he ever complain of any troubling symptoms, such as dizzy spells or difficulty in going to the toilet?
Yes, for a while now. At first it was the date, so he missed appointments. Now he forget orders at the restaurant, has trouble finding words and sometimes he even forget to pick me up after shopping!
I first notice his memory was getting bad about 2 year ago, but it has got worse in last six month.
It is important to get details about how and when the problem started and how it progressed. This can help determine not only if dementia is a possible cause, but also the type of dementia. In its early stages, dementia often presents as forgetfulness.
Yes, he had his appendix out 30 years ago, had a bout of kidney stones and was admitted a couple times for gastroenteritis. He also went to hospital when he broke his elbow.
No, he only take paracetamol if he get a bad headache.
No, nothing like that. He OK mostly, just forgetful.