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We have 3 children. My husband forgets our middle child's name. Why this one I don't know. Rationally I know he can't help it but it hurts her so bad. She has probably spent more time helping him than the other 2. She has 2 children that he calls the little boy and the little girl. They are 11 and 13. We have a dog that he loves to death and occassionally he forgets his name but when he forgets our daughter's name it really upsets her. He knows she is his daughter and he knows who she is, he just can't call her name. I made cards on advice of a speech therapist for him to look at everyday with all the family names on it. Wonder why his mind works this way and what can I say to this child? I know this is so trivial to some of our problems but it hurts me to see her hurt. She knows he can't help it. But she will say Daddy why can't you remember my name?

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We have this problem with gr'ma. And the name she can't remember is the one who stayed with her in her home for a year to take care of her. And of course it's the same with us-- it's the middle child who feels overlooked and forgotten anyway - Murphy's Law! Like Rocknrobin said, we just have to try to reassure her that it's just Gr'ma's brain, and isn't personal. But even with my daughter being almost 20, she's still hurt by it.

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"Daddy, why can't you remember my name?" Because his brain is broken. Bless his heart, he's like Humpty Dumpty. No matter what you do, his brain will still be broken. Trying to figure out why he can't remember her name serves no purpose. It is just the way it is. What we still don't know about dementia would fill several books. Assure your daughter it's nothing personal, it just happens to be her name that he can't recall. It could have just as easily been someone else. Hugs to you all.
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