Hey you all,
Recently I was traveling and called my father (in an independent living situation with my Aunt. He has ALZ, she is in denial) every night like I usually do. But instead of from my landline, I used my cell phone. His TV id's me when I call from my land line. (you have a phone call from TT). It doesn't when I'm calling from my cell phone.
I would identify myself to my father (Hey Daddy it's TT, I'm calling from the horse show...) but it didn't sound like he knew who I was. (Oh hi TT... How is the horse show going... Have you seen any pretty horses?) But when I got home, and my name flashed on his screen again, he seemed to know who I was.. "Hey TT. Is it still hot where you live? How are your chickens? Still laying?) Why is this happening. Why would he "know" me from the TV id, but not from my identifying myself.
My aunt was taken to hospital with pneumonia and was there for a few days. While she was there, a caregiver was hired to stay with my dad. This threw my dad into a tizzy. He was panicking. (My world has fallen apart. I don't know where I am) When my aunt came back to live with my dad, he quit panicking, but seems to have lost ground memory wise.
My aunt has both physical custody and POA. I can't get her to move him into a memory unit.