Especially short term memory. The worst issue is the “not wanting to shower “ common problem, so I’ve read here. She often insists on wearing the same clothes for days and the shower battle is ongoing. Sometimes a month or more before i manage to get her to. That, along with incontinence issues makes for a very dirty person. It’s disgusting when she goes to handle food, like rolls in a basket on the table, etc. I’ve been successful in just setting things away from her reach and making a plate for her. Today we were setting up a large outdoor tailgate and there were many foods in various forms of preparation. She was curious naturally so I took her around and said don’t touch anything because of the virus. But like an obstinate toddler she continued to defy that until I had to scold her about it. She told me to shut my mouth, got huffy, and went back up to her suite in my house. I felt horrible even though I know the whole incident will be forgotten due to her lack of memory. But it IS disgusting especially with the covid still around. I don’t know how else to react after my repeating and my patience gone. This was a very small gathering of family but I still want to be cautious and sanitary. It is a buffet set up and I will happily make a plate for her and dad (also with us also dementia). Do I just keep her from visiting and joining in? He gets it. She doesn’t and is sooo stubborn and pouty now. I just can’t take it!