Man, I really hate writing this. I am talking about someone I love very much, who built a life on his intelligence.
A week ago: there was a horrible stink. Alerted my significant other and he went to help and found out that my FIL couldn't make it to the bathroom and had a full BM in his pants.
A few days ago: was going to the convenience store. Asked him if we could get him anything and he looked at me blankly and said, "What's a convenience store?" He had no concept of it. After I clarified and suggested specific things, we were okay, but before that there was nothing.
He is calling dates by each number. For example, if he gets it remotely right, it is "Two oh one four". But he will talk about someone's birthday and say "one oh four twelve" or something like that unless corrected.
He has forgotten how to move the seat up in his car.
Today he came to us and handed me his clothes from the previous day. He says he washed them in his bathroom sink (we are a normal house with appliances) and he wanted us to lay them out for him). Maybe I am too harsh, but it was very odd because I do his laundry for him and he went to get detergent from the utility room and everything, just to wash those two items in his sink in his bathroom. We asked why, and he said because they were stinky.
This is SO UNLIKE the man we know. Does this seem like some sort of dementia?