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And are you still managing the household affairs?
Are you experiencing any memory problems?
Tell me about what is bothering you the most?
Are you taking all your medications as directed by your doctor?
Have you had any falls recently?
No, I kept forgetting to pay the bills, so that nice chap who comes to tend our garden helped Ben set up the automatic bill payments on the computer. And that has really helped a lot, hasnít it Ben.
My word, I never knew such a thing was possible.
No, I donít think so.
Actually, I think you are a bit love. Remember you always used to have a great memoryÖreminding me to use my eye drops. But now itís me reminding you to take your tablets and such.
Oh. Well, perhaps my memory is not what it once was.
My heart problems are my biggest concern. I donít like being reliant on other people when I used to be so independent. The pain troubles me too, and I worry about dying and how Ben will cope.
Yes, they all come in those blister packs that tell me which ones to take and when. Ben always checks to make sure Iíve taken them. The tablets donít seem to be working like they used to though.
Yes, a few minor ones and then I fell getting out of bed and broke my wrist. That was terrifying and since then, Iíve lost confidence in moving about. Iíve nearly had a couple of falls in the kitchen.