I don't usually read those silly email jokes, but this is EXACTLY how it is in Alzheimer world.
Three sisters ages 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96 year old draws a bath.
She puts her foot in and pauses... She yells to the other sisters, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"
The 94 year old yells back, "I don't know. I'll come up and see."
She starts up the stairs and pauses, "Was I going up the stairs or down?"
The 92 year old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea, listening to her sisters.
She shakes her head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful... knock on wood."
She then yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."
I thought I would die when I read that joke. That's exactly how it is. Jerry has no problem putting his pants on...he just can't remember if he's putting them on or taking them off. He knows how to use his electric shaver...he just can't remember if he just started or just finished. He has no problem grabbing the bag of trash...he just can't remember if he's to take it to the trash can or bring it to me. He has no problem carrying the groceries...he just can't remember if he's to unload the bag inside the car or inside the kitchen.
This is the way it is. It's too funny not to laugh.