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What's wrong with my dad? He keeps forgetting things and I'm really worried about him, please help!

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Question - (17 September 2008) 10 Answers - (Newest, 15 December 2009)
A age 18-21, * writes:

My dad has trouble remembering things. For instance, I'm supposed to get him up at 5:30am Tues-Fri....But when i got him up today, he said he'd be upstairs in a minute.

Ok, so i waited..he never came up. When i got back from my taekwondo class, he said to me why i didnt get him up. This wasnt the first time it's happened. Weeks ago he asked me when my birthday was....i told him, and he said he didnt remember!

Whats going on!? Someone please help me!

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A female reader, ray-ray Australia +, writes (15 December 2009):

ray-ray agony auntMy dad is the same he asked where my friend is then i told him she isnt here and 5 min later he asked where she was again it might be because of drinking to much and i would say get him checked out by the doctor they would know and all the best for you.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (18 September 2008):

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Saltwater-He broke his finger when he was in taekwondo...Trust? Theres.....my cousins, but i dont see them often. I tell mom, or my sister...i go wayyy out of y comfort zone...i couldnt trust either of them since last year.

Uncle Phil-He very rarely gets drunk....he does have atleast 1 or 2....sometimes 3 glasses of Absente before bed. Mom hasnt really noticed...But she gets upset when he has to much to drink.

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A male reader, saltwater United Kingdom +, writes (18 September 2008):

saltwater agony auntI am sorry to hear about losing your mother.

Well if he broke his finger and now is having issues with drink then you need to tell someone else about it if he does not listen to you.

Where is your step-mum -- is she aware of his problems as much as you are or she is oblivious to these problems? By the way how did he break his finger -- was it something related to his drinking?

Tell another person in your family you can trust if you don't really get along with your step-mum -- an auntie or uncle perhaps.

Take care

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A reader, anonymous, writes (18 September 2008):

If he regularly gets drunk on alcohol that can have an effect on his memory. When you're in the house alone, have a good look around in all those little places where he could be hiding the booze. If you find more than one bottle secreted away or a load of empties the chances are he's got a problem with it.

Tell him how worried you are and point out to him all the things he's forgotten about as and when it happens. Your step mom might also have noticed something is amiss so talk to her about it as well then she might take a bit more notice of the situation and persuade him to go and see the doctor.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (18 September 2008):

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Uncle Phil- He drinks a lot of Absente...ya think..maybe that could be a reason?

Kelvin- Exactly....if i lost dad, i would be stuck with my step mother...the women i cant stand...you know that. With only her around, i wouldnt have much fun til im 18...

Saltwater-I've asked him many times to get a check up...he still refuses. Last time he did was December...mid June.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (18 September 2008):

To saltwater,

She is not having a wind up with these questions. She lost her mom and therefore is worried about losing her dad. I would be in the same position if my dad wasn't remembering things, I would worry a lot.

I think your dad might have some problems relating to stress or eating habits? Or something that he is lacking...which is hampering his brain function.

Good that you worry and notice something could be wrong with your dad.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (18 September 2008):

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He is 38...39 in March. I do care much, lost my mom yrs ago..and really dont wanna lose dad.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (18 September 2008):

Have his primary doctor refer him to a neurologist.

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A male reader, saltwater United Kingdom +, writes (17 September 2008):

saltwater agony auntYou're the same person who posted about your dad breaking his finger...

Either you're having a wind up with these questions; you care too much for your dad and are looking into things far too much; or maybe he does have a problem.

Try to convince your dad to go the doctor...for a check up if nothing else.

Tell him to do it for you because you care about him.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (17 September 2008):

It could be the first signs of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. How old is he? Does he remember with clarity things that happened years ago, but not what he did a few hours ago? Does he drink too much alcohol?

It might be an idea for him to see his doctor about it, but of course, you can't make him go - he'll have to want to go himself and he won't do that unless he realises there's a problem.

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